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University Connections is a program with courses specially designed to help new students build the academic, social, and professional connections needed for a successful college career at Tennessee Tech. In this one-credit hour course, students will be introduced to an assortment of University services, academic skills, friendships, and experiences that will make his/her adjustment to the vibrant life of our campus much easier.

Peer Mentor Application

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic upperclassmen to serve as University Connection Peer Mentors during the Spring 2016 - Fall 2016 appointment period. Peer Mentors work with University Connections instructors to support the transition of new freshman students into Tennessee Tech's academic community. Mentors will work both inside and outside of the classroom to foster a personal relationship with new students and help with build a enriched, educational experience at Tennessee Tech during the first-year experience. The role of a peer mentor exists to co-navigate transitional challenges of the freshman year. For more information about this role visit: Peer Mentor Program.

If you would like to provide guidance and support for the incoming freshman class, we encourage you to apply! *Applicants CANNOT be graduating in May of 2016.

Peer Mentor Application
Spring 2016 Peer Mentor Application | Deadline: January 4, 2016

University Faculty & Staff

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Reference Form (TTU Faculty & Staff Use Only)

Instructor Memo - Peer Mentor Application & Selection Process

University Common Book

If you are teaching a University Connections course Fall 2015 or Spring 2016, a free copy of the University's Common Book will be available. Also, visit the University's Common Book website at for the lecture guide and events with the author. Consider stopping by to pick up your free copy to learn if this book could be a good fit for classes that fall outside the freshman seminar courses.