Peer Mentors

At the ACCESS Success Center, Peer Mentors work one on one with students who are on Academic Probation. Undergraduate students are placed on academic probation if, at any time, their SJSU cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. 

Peer Mentors understand what it’s like to be a student at San José State University. They are the primary support for probation students in addressing concerns, obtaining assistance with prioritizing goals, finding campus resources, gaining strategies to improve time management, study skills, test-taking, or other success-related skills. 

First time probation students are paired with a Peer Mentor at the beginning of the semester after attending a Probation Workshop. For more information visit the Probation Advising Page under the Advising tab.

Meet your Peer Mentors

 starr

Starr Kong
Major:
Psychology
Hometown: 
Stockton, CA
Favorite Food:
Ramen & Pasta

alex

Alex Montenegro
Major:
Psychology
Hometown: 
Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Food:
Sushi/Steak/Chicken

renee

Renee Russo
Major:
Counselor Education (MA)
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Food:
Pasta

 jennifer

Jennifer Jimenez
Major:
Sociology (community change)
Hometown:
Corona, CA
Favorite Food:
Falafels

monica

Monica Baker
Major:
Counselor Education (MA)
Hometown:
Santa Cruz, CA
Favorite Food:
Crab

carmen
Carmen Chan Xu

Major:
Counselor Education (MA)
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA
Favorite Food:
Ethiopian Food

 

Frequently Asked Questions :

 

Where do I check in for my weekly Peer Mentor meeting?

Weekly Peer Mentor Meetings will be held via Zoom for FALL 2020. After your schedule is set with your Peer Mentor, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link. Students may contact their Peer Mentor through email if the link is not working. 

What if I am unable to meet with my Peer Mentor?

Please make every effort to attend your weekly meetings. In the event of an emergency that prevents you from attending the meeting, email your Peer Mentor as soon as possible with the following:

  1. Why you are unable to make the meeting
  2. Whether the Peer Mentor is available to reschedule their meeting with you for a different time

Note: Rescheduled meetings are only available to students with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending their meeting.

How many appointments am I allowed to miss?

Students are strongly encouraged to attend all of their weekly Peer Mentor meetings. However, students are allowed to miss up to 3 peer mentor meetings over the course of the semester. If a student misses more than 3 meetings, their course registration for the next semester will be delayed.

Note: After your third missed meeting, you must see a probation advisor to discuss the missed meetings.

What is the grace period if I am late to my appointment?

Students are allowed a 5 minute grace period when attending meetings. Please plan accordingly.

Can an ACCESS Advisor help me with GE questions?

Yes! Schedule an appointment with an ACCESS Advisor to discuss any academic questions.

How do I set up a meeting with an ACCESS Advisor?

You can set up a meeting with an advisor via Spartan Connect. Click on the link on the front page of the ACCESS website.

What are the check-in dates to meet with an ACCESS Advisor?

Schedule your first meeting with an Advisor between September 21, 2020-October 16, 2020

Schedule your  second meeting with an Advisor between October 26, 2020-November 13, 2020