Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Peer Mentorship Groups

General Peer Mentorship Groups

In a time of online learing, meeting regularly with a group of students who share your academic interests can help you stay motivated, engaged, and on track in your learning. Our peer mentorship groups meet biweekly via Zoom, and are led by experienced Academic Strategies Mentors.

Our peer mentorship groups are organized by class year and general area of academic interest (STEM, arts & humanities, social sciences). Students also can indicate other interests to be considered in forming groups.  All Yale undergraduates are eligible for this program.

Peer mentorship groups will be begin meeting the week of September 14. To ensure a spot in one of these groups, please sign up by Thursday, September 10. Students who sign up after September 10 will be placed on a waiting list; additional groups will form as students continue to sign up. To register, click the link below:

General Peer Mentorship Group Sign up

First-Year and Sophomore FGLI Peer Mentorship Groups

In partnership with the FGLI Community Initiative, Academic Strategies offers specialized peer mentorship groups for first-year and sophomore first-generation and/or low-income students. All groups will be led by FGLI-identifying peer mentors. 

First-Year FGLI peer mentorship groups

This program offers information and support for FGLI students transitioning into Yale College. Meetings will introduce students to key acdemic resources and discuss issues of particular relevance to FGLI first-years.

Due to limited spaces in this program, qualifying first years will be sent an invitation to apply the week before classes. If you do not receive an invitation by August 28, but believe you could benefit from this program, please email michael.fitzpatrick@yale.edu.

First-year groups will meet weekly during the first half of the fall semester, and biweekly through the remainder of the term and into the spring semester. For more information, click on the following link: FGLI first-year peer mentorship groups.

Sophomore FGLI peer mentorship groups

New this year, these groups offer more structured support around key challenges sophomores frequently encounter: choosing a major, finding faculty mentorship, and exploring possible careers, research, and internships. Students will meet bi-weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters. To ensure a spot in one of these groups, please sign up by Friday, September 4. Students who sign up after September 4 will be placed on a waiting list; additional groups will form as students continue to sign up. To register, click the link below:

FGLI Sophomore peer mentorship groups