BLUEprint Peer Mentoring
The purpose of BLUEprint is to promote the well-being of first-year and change-of-campus students, focusing on students of color, in order to encourage retention and successful persistence through Penn State. BLUEprint aims to assist freshmen and transfer/change-of-campus students with their acclimation to a well-rounded social and academic environment at University Park through peer mentoring.
Mentors are upper-class students who participate in training sessions to foster the necessary skills and knowledge for them to have positive and meaningful interactions with their mentees. Mentors help mentees successfully acclimate and thrive at Penn State. Mentor recruitment and application period happens every spring semester.
Mentees are first-year and change-of-campus who attend monthly enrichment sessions to discuss and learn about topics related to academic resources and success, cultural competence, personal and life skills, campus involvement, and professional development.
In addition to the one-on-one mentor/mentee meetings, the pairs are encouraged to attend BLUEprint large group events such as workshops, performances, social gatherings, community service projects, and other PRCC-sponsored cultural engagement programs. Mentee recruitment and application period happens every summer prior to the fall semester.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in being a part of BLUEprint, follow us on Instagram @psu_blueprint and contact the BLUEprint Staff for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. BLUEprint is open to all students regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, or any other protected class.
We're now accepting applications for mentees! Apply online by September 6, 2022. Check back in the spring semester for more information on how to become a mentor.