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Andrew Knight

"The ASC is like a safety net: a place for RIT students to get back on their feet."

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The Academic Support Center provides services for all RIT and RIT/NTID supported Baccalaureate and Graduate degree-seeking students. Any NTID students enrolled in an associate’s degree program such as NTID’s AAS, AOS or AA program should first seek academic support from NTID’s Counseling and Academic Advising Services office.

Discovery Peer Mentors

Discovery Peer Mentors

Peer Mentor Program

If you are an upper-class student (second year or beyond), consider becoming part of the Discovery/Pathways Peer Mentor program. Share your experience about the ups and downs of being a first-year student. Below are some common questions about the program and how to become involved.

What is a Peer Mentor?

A peer mentor is an upper-class student who works with an instructor to provide support for first-year students through the Discovery/Pathways classes.

What does a Peer Mentor do?

It's up to you and your instructor to decide together. Some peer mentors make announcements about upcoming events, advise students about that week's topic, and/or give feedback to the instructor about lessons. Some students facilitate parts of the class themselves.

How much time does it take?

At a minimum, peer mentors will come to the Discovery/Pathways class each week, and usually they will meet with the instructor they are working with. On average, it will take 1-2 hours per week.

Do I get to choose the instructor I work with?

Although we can't make any guarantees, we do take your preferences VERY seriously.

Questions or Suggestions?

Do you have a comment or suggestion? Send it to us!
For more information please contact the Academic Support Center at asc@rit.edu.