Peer mentors, called Success Advocates, are available to help students transition into Bucks and navigate their college careers by serving as a connection for them and the college community. Success Advocates can answer questions about different Bucks services, connect students to clubs and organizations, and help students navigate the campus.
Based upon students' interest forms, the Academic Success Center supervisors pair students with a Success Advocate who may share the same major, similar interests, and/or similar schedules. We pair students with mentors so that students have a consistent support person to reach out to throughout the semester. The Success Advocate will be there to answer any questions students may have about the College and share their personal experiences to help equip students with the tools for success.
If meeting with a Success Advocate sounds beneficial to you, please complete an interest form and click submit.
Drop-in mentoring hours will also be available around campus and in the Academic Success Center (formerly the Tutoring Center) at Newtown and UBC and in the LBC Student Commons during the semester and summer sessions, so feel free to drop-in during posted hours to ask your questions. Click on Drop-In Hours to view the Fall 2018 schedule.
If you are limited on time, you can also ask a question to one of the mentors by using the Ask a Mentor form.
Become an Advocate
To qualify for an Advocate position, students must have:
- 3.0 GPA or CGPA or above
- Completion of at least one full-time semester (two preferred)
- High motivation/self-motivation
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Desire to help others
- Ability to attend initial and ongoing training sessions
- General knowledge of college resources and services
- Faculty recommendation
If a position is open and the student is qualified, then one of the Academic Success Center staff members will contact the student to schedule an interview. If an applicant is recommended for the position, the applicant must submit a background check to the Department of Human Resources and be cleared for employment
Please contact one of the Academic Success Center staff members with any questions. We hope to help make your time at Bucks a success!