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Peer Mentors

Summer Start Peer Mentors are Hokies…just like you…and they’re ready to share their Hokie excitement, energy, and enthusiasm with all first-year students. Peer Mentors are your student success and engagement leaders, developing academic and social activities to keep you busy and connected as you and your fellow Hokies explore Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and the New River Valley. They work in tandem with Summer Start faculty and staff to ensure you have the right amount of support to achieve success in the classroom. Peer Mentors are often former Summer Start participants, so they know the ropes. 

Former Peer Mentor Stories

Want to become a Peer Mentor?

To be a Peer Mentor, students must complete all required training and abide by the Virginia Tech Student Code of Conduct. So you can rest assured knowing you’ll have an excellent group of leaders guiding you through your Summer Start experience.