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As a Pirate to Pirate Mentor you will have the opportunity to be a part of a mentoring organization at East Carolina University. You will serve as a guide to a new student and make a positive impact on another pirate's life.

Benefits of Being a Mentor:
-Earn volunteer service hours
-Gain leadership experience
-Create networking opportunities (mentor/ mentee socials)
-Strengthen your own character as you serve as a role model
-Share your knowledge and experiences with someone who can benefit
-Receive free quality mentor training
-Become involved in the ECU community

Requirements to be a mentor:
-Be of sophomore, junior, or senior status (successfully completed at least 30 hours at ECU)
-Haven taken at least two semesters of face-to-face classes at ECU
-Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
-Have lived on campus at least one semester

Frequently Asked Questions
How involved is P2P?
P2P is as involved as you would like it to be. Our only involvement requirement is that you meet twice a month!

Can I be a mentor if I have never lived on campus?
All mentors must have lived in an ECU residence hall for one semester to be familiar with campus life. Exceptions may be made as needed if any incoming students are participating that are not living in the residence halls.

Am I expected to tutor my mentee and help with their academic performance?
No. We are not a tutoring program. If your mentee would like help with school and you want to help them then that's fine, but you are not obligated to do any tutoring. You're there to guide them to academic resources such as the Pirate Tutoring Center.

What if my mentee has questions I can't answer?
That's okay! Our training program at the beginning of the semester will give you resources and contact information to guide your mentees to the right person, and we have ongoing training to help you develop your skills. Our staff is always available as well for additional help.

Where do I meet my mentee twice a month?
Wherever you want! We are a hands-off program that lets you decide. However, during training we will provide you with ideas and suggestions. You can meet for coffee, lunch, or do an activity such as hanging out together at the pool. We also provide a list of activities for you and your mentee to do.

What is the required mentor training?
Our training is a 3 hour course through East Carolina University's Office of Student Transitions. You will receive training on leadership skills, how to handle any situations that may arise, and contact information and resources that new students may need.

Applications for Fall 2014 will be available soon.