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Hullabaloo U Peer Mentors

A Hullabaloo U Peer Mentor is a Texas A&M University student that supports a Hullabaloo U section. They serve as a role model, resource, and leader for a first-year students. Hullabaloo U Peer Mentors work alongside faculty or staff instructors to help first-year students get involved on campus, succeed in the classroom, create a sense of belonging, and make a successful transition to Aggieland.

  • Receive compensation of $500 for the semester you serve as a Hullabaloo Peer Mentor. This will be paid as a stipend through your student financial aid portal in November 2022.
  • Develop your personal leadership style and strengths. In your role as a Hullabaloo U Peer Mentor, you will be provided opportunities to identify, develop, and demonstrate leadership and communication skills transferable to achieving your professional and personal goals. These skills include:
    • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Global/Intercultural Competency
    • Communication/Facilitation
  • Serve the Aggie Community. As a Hullabaloo U Peer Mentor, you will be a constant point of contact for your students every week throughout their first semester. You are helping to ensure that all new students feel like they are a part of the Aggie Family and have the tools to succeed.
  • Expand your network. Establishing positive connections with new students and current Texas A&M faculty & staff members will allow you to develop mutually beneficial relationships and expose you to a diverse network of professionals within the Aggie Community.
  • Demonstrate the Aggie Core Values (Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless-Service) and uphold the Aggie Honor Code
  • Develop rapport and a safe relationship with new students
  • Assist individual students as needed, including following up with students who miss class and making referrals to appropriate resources for issues that are beyond your scope of expertise
  • Meet 1-1 with each student in your section at least once in the semester
  • Meet weekly with your instructor to coordinate and plan course components
  • Collaborate with your instructor to create a learning contract related to your experience that provides you with developmental opportunities within the classroom and fulfills your goals as a peer mentor.
  • Assist in student recruitment and tabling efforts for Hullabaloo U and the Office for Student Success
  • Commit to serving as a Hullabaloo U Peer Mentor for Fall 2022 in a 0-credit hour transition to college course. Sections are composed of approximately 25 students and meet weekly for 50 minutes. Section times will be assigned based on your availability once you have registered for the fall semester.
  • Complete required training workshops.
  • Commit to working 3-4 hours per week in the Fall 2022
  • Be a member of the Class of ’22, '23, ’24, or '25 who has completed at least 24 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2022 semester at Texas A&M College Station or through the Blinn TEAM program; who will be enrolled at the College Station campus for Fall 2022 semester; and whose undergraduate/graduate degree will not be completed prior to December 2022
  • Be in good academic standing, with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, and good disciplinary standing
  • Capable of relating to and developing classroom rapport with a diverse group of students
  • Genuine interest in mentoring new students
  • Ability to demonstrate vulnerability as it relates to sharing helpful insight to the first-year experience
  • Awareness of involvement opportunities, campus resources, and student-support services
  • Step 1: Complete the Hullabaloo U Peer Mentor Application by Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST.
    • This is the common application to serve as a peer mentor for the following Hullabaloo U courses:
      • FYEX 101 (General Interdisciplinary Sections - open to all majors)
      • CLEN 181 (Engineering Learning Community & Student Success Seminar)
      • AGLS 125 (Ag & Life Sciences Learning Community)
      • Gen1 Learning Communities (interdisciplinary LCs housed in the Office for Student Success specifically for First Generation college students)
  • Step 2: You will be notified via email by Wednesday, February 23, if you have been selected to continue to the group interview round. If selected for an interview, you will sign up for a group interview time slot via a link that will be provided in your notification email. Group interviews will be held between February 28 and March 3.
  • Step 3: You will be notified of whether or not you have been selected to become a part of the Hullabaloo U Peer Mentor community by Friday, March 11.
 
If you know a student that would be an excellent fit for this role, please fill out the Peer Mentor Recommendation form. Any questions about peer mentors can be directed to Bradley Burroughs at hullabaloou@tamu.edu or by calling 979-458-6117.