SCI 1001 Peer Mentors

SCI 1001: First Year Seminar Goals

Students participating in SCI 1001/1002: First Year Seminar will:

  • Identify and practice academic, social, and personal “survival skills” essential to success in college
  • Describe what it means to be a scientist or mathematician
  • Communicate effectively in speaking, listening, and writing
  • Apply critical thinking, research ethics, and academic integrity concepts to academic work

Peer Mentor Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations

Peer mentors will provide support to SCI 1001 Faculty by:

  • Creating and implementing classroom activities that promote engagement in the science and math academics, communities, and careers
  • Encouraging the importance of involvement in scientific community and on campus
  • Interacting with students inside and outside the classroom
  • Motivating students to engage in positive academic behaviors
  • Modeling positive student behavior
  • Referring students to campus resources

Peer mentors are expected to:

  • Attend all scheduled trainings and activities including an orientation in early August 2024
  • Meet weekly with SCI 1001: First Year Seminar instructor
  • Maintain regular communication with SCI 1001: First Year Seminar cohort students
  • Attend all course meetings
  • Complete the peer mentor post-survey
  • Complete other assignments as requested by the SCI 1001 Instructor or Course Coordinator


  • An academic major within the College of Science (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, or Physics) or be on the pre-nursing track.
  • Completion of at least 2 semesters at LSU by start of fall 2024
  • 3.0 Cumulative/2.5 Semester GPA or better
  • Be in good standing with the University


  • New Mentors $9.25/hr, average 5 hours per week
  • Returning Mentors $10/hr, average 5 hours per week


Deadline extended to April 19, 2024

Apply to be a SCI 1001 Peer Mentor

Further Information

Dr. Johnna Roose

Valerie Stampley

Dr. Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy - Director