CU Thrive

CU Thrive Mentors

CU Thrive is a peer mentoring program in the College of Arts and Sciences.  

  • Peer Mentors play a huge role in making CU Thrive flourish and making it a successful program. Through CU Thrive, mentors will develop an interpersonal relationship with their First-Year mentee which will help them become academically and socially acclimated to the Univeristy of Colorado-Boulder environment.
  • Being a Peer Mentee will help First-year students learn how to learn, make new friends, and get to know the community of University of Colorado-Boulder better. By pairing with a sophomore, junior, or senior CU student, mentees will get helpful tips on how to do well in classes, join organizations that will suit Mentee's interests, and make the most of everything CU has to offer!

Begining in the Fall of 2015, CU Thrive is geared towards helping students take full advantage of all the resources and opportunities available at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the City of Boulder. And to encourage engagement, retention, condence, and a sense of community for First-year students.

A Peer Mentor is an upper-class student trained to help First-year Students learn the ropes at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Peer Mentors work with their First-year “Mentees” with introducing them to resources on campus and showing them cool stuff to do around Boulder.

Being a Peer Mentee will help First-year students learn how to tackle their 1st year here successfully, making new friends, and get to know the community of University of Colorado Boulder better. By pairing the Mentee with a sophomore, junior, or senior CU student, Mentees will get helpful tips on how to do well in classes, join organizations that will suit the Mentee's interests, and make the most of everything CU has to offer!
 

Peer Mentee Benefits

  • Making connections with the University of Colorado-Boulder and its community.
  • By enhancing self-motivation, self-discipline, problem solving, and goal-setting.
  • Becoming more successful in one's academic career.
  • Increasing one’s social sphere and gaining a sense of time-management.

How much time do Mentors & Mentees spend together?
It depends on the schedules of the Mentee and Mentor; we aim for each Mentee to meet with their Mentor at the least biweekly.

How many events does CU Thrive hold for it’s Mentees & Mentors?
2-3 events per month

What are some of these events?
Mentors & Mentees are sponsored by Boulder companies to going out to eat, playing mini golf, going to our Fiske Planetarium, and hiking.

How do you match Mentor to Mentee?
During the sign-up process, students will receive an inventory questionnaire and Mentees will be matched with their Mentors based on extra-curricular interests, scheduling, majors, and hobbies.

  • First-year students can email aacmentors@colorado.edu at any point in the semester to be assigned a mentor.
  • Upper-class students looking to become mentors can apply for available positions in April and May for the following year. Interested students can request an application by emailing AACmentors@colorado.edu, or stopping by Woodbury 109.