New Initiative to Help Incoming Freshmen Transition to College and BGSU

It’s not easy for high school graduates to transition into the new environment of college, being away from home and family, so BGSU’s College of Business has initiated the Peer Leadership Program, to help first-year students with this transition.  A group of 30 business students, who will be sophomores next fall, have been selected as Peer Leaders.  After eight hours of mentorship and leadership training, these Peer Leaders have each been given approximately 15 incoming freshmen to stay in contact with throughout the summer and into the academic year.  The Peer Leader’s role is to provide information about BGSU and the College, to refer students to appropriate people and campus resources, and to help new students by sharing their own personal experiences. Peer Leaders also encourage new students to get involved and take advantage of the many academic, professional, and social opportunities in the College and at the University.

Read more about these enthusiastic student mentors.