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CFAES Peer Mentor Program




The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Peer Mentors are returning upperclassmen who serve as a contact person to new students in CFAES including first-year, transfer, campus change, and honors students.

Peer Mentors

Click here to meet our 2023 Peer Mentors!


Peer Mentors help support incoming students as they begin their time at The Ohio State University and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. They mentor the students on how to navigate the University resources and places, help to strengthen their connection to faculty, staff, and other students, introduce them to co-curricular activities, serve as a role model, and give advice when needed.  Peer Mentors serve as one of the student's first connections to the University and help them navigate their first semester. 

You can be a Peer Mentor too! 

Apply here to be a 2023 Peer Mentor


Testimony from our Peer Mentors:

"I am from Northwest Ohio in a rural community and taking the step to come to Ohio State scared me. Before I even stepped foot on campus, a student from CFAES reached out to me and asked if I had any questions. This was so helpful because I was able to have my questions answered by someone that has gone through it. My peer mentor was so helpful and made college life a little more manageable. I wanted to do the same for my peers and help them navigate college life. I became a peer mentor because I see the value it has had in my life and want to provide it to others." -Amber

"My time as a peer mentor has been memorable.  I am surrounded by great, kind, passionate, and devoted people.  It has been wonderful to be able to meet new people within the program who all come from different backgrounds.  I enjoy working with incoming students to help them navigate the world of college.  I remember coming onto Ohio State’s campus and feeling overwhelmed, but I had a peer mentor who helped me.  My relationship/experience with my peer mentor led me to becoming one because I wanted to be a friend and guiding hand to new students.  Lastly, I enjoy all the fun events that are hosted for peer mentors." -Emily


Questions or Concerns, contact:


Sarah Williams | Program Coordinator | (614) 292-5320 |

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