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.
Applicants for the Peer Mentor position must submit an application, then attend a group interview and training session. Mentor applicants may attend a training session before attending an interview, but this does not guarantee acceptance as a mentor. Successful applicants will also attend a Pirate Mentor Training Conference.
Applications for 2015-2016 are now available.
Click here to download the Pirate Mentor Application Packet. You can print the application form and return to our office.
Click here to apply online. Before submitting an application online, please download and read all information in the Application Packet.
Prospective Pirate Mentors are obligated to sign up for one Group Interview session; please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-328-4173, or visit us in Mendenhall Student Center Room 210 to do so. These sessions will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00-8:00pm (Location: TBA)
Thursday, March 26th, 6:00-8:00pm (Location: TBA)
Friday, March 27th, 2:00-4:00pm (Location: TBA)
If you have already attended a large group interview on January 28th or 29th for the Orientation Assistant and/or First Mate position through the Office of Student Transitions, you do not have to sign up for a Pirate Mentor Group Interview; your scores from the previous interview will be used for this interview process. Please contact the office to confirm that you participated in one of these interviews.
P2P is as involved as you would like it to be! Each month, we require that you meet twice with your mentees, attend a team meeting, and participate in a training and reflection session with your team leader. You're free to spend as much time over that with your mentees as you want.
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.
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.
That's okay! Our training program 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.
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 suggested activities for you and your mentee to do. We also host team meetings for mentors and mentees to gather as a group and share ideas.
Training for mentors begins each year with the Pirate Mentor Training Conference through the Office of Student Transitions. All mentors will also be required to attend this conference, which will be held closer to the end of the spring semester. 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. We also offer monthly ongoing training throughout the semester.