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Peer Mentors

What do peer mentors do?

Emory Peer Mentors:

  • Support undergraduate researchers participating in the Research Partners Programs (RPP)

  • Support Graduate Fellows in teaching and mentoring.

  • Work with a small subset of Research Partners and serve as a TA for Graduate Fellows.

What are the responsibilities of a peer mentor?

A peer mentor’s responsibilities include:

  • Lead an RPP session and meeting one-on-one with the Grad Fellow and RPPs.

  • Give feedback to RPPs and facilitate small group interactions.

  • Participate in weekly RPP meetings and in Undergraduate Research Programs (URP) committees

  • Support URP events.

Peer Mentors provide a valuable resource to Research Partners by providing mentorship and sharing their own experiences as previous Research Partners.

Students may participate as a Peer Mentor using work study or for course credit.


  • Research Partner Program alumnus.

  • In good standing with research group.

  • Registered for 18 credit hours or less including SIRE 299.


  • Attendance and participation in weekly SIRE 299 class.

  • One on one mentoring with RPPs.

  • Participation in the Spring Symposium and other URP events.

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