Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring Opportunity

Hofstra's Peer Alliance Program connects students through mentoring and co-curricular learning. We currently offer six different mentor tracks: Global (International), PRISM (LGBTQ+), Commuter, Transfer, Access, and Diversity. Diversity peer mentors and PRISM mentors are supervised by the Office of Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion, and descriptions about both programs are found below. Both programs are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for mentees who would like to be paired up with a mentor.

Diversity Peer Mentor

Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion (IEI) houses this Peer Alliance track. The Diversity Peer Mentor (DPM) program focuses on providing a positive and intentional social and academic transition to Hofstra through connectivity and regular connections. The DPM program supports and fosters a comprehensive and empowering University environment by recognizing the need for proactive involvement in dialogue, to build a unified campus community that celebrates and welcomes diversity. The DPM program is designed to produce a group of student leaders who embody the PRIDE Values and support and stand in solidarity with those who are feeling marginalized or underrepresented, as they transition into Hofstra.

Apply to be a Diversity Peer Mentee

For more information regarding the Diversity Peer Mentoring Track, please email gillian.atkinson@hofstra.edu or iei@hofstra.edu.

PRISM Mentors

Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion houses this Peer Alliance Track. The Hofstra University PRISM Peer Mentoring program is designed to connect and pair Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, A/sexual/romantic and cisgender/straight identified allied (LGBTQIA+) first-year students with junior and senior mentors from across campus. The program focuses on providing a positive and intentional social and academic transition to Hofstra through connectivity and regular connections with fellow members of the LGBTQ+ community. Please keep in mind that this is at least a one-semester commitment of mentors to meet regularly with their first-year mentees and take them to an array of programs to help them transition into life at Hofstra.

Apply to be a PRISM Mentee

For more information about the PRISM Mentoring Track, please email gillian.atkinson@hofstra.edu or iei@hofstra.edu.