CU Thrive is a peer mentoring program in the College of Arts and Sciences.
We are located in the Advising Resource Center in Woodbury 109. If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and ask away or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Mentee Benefits
If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student who is interested in pursuing this program, it is as easy as filling out this Interest Inventory survey! This survey is necessary in order to pair up mentees with mentors. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com before filling out the Interest Inventory.
This program is a semester-long program for mentees so you have the option to opt out of the second semester or partipicate halfway through the year. However, we do take mentees all throughout the year.
This program is a year long commitment for mentors and if students cannot commit to participating in this program for a year, we cannot hire you as a mentor.
If you are a current sophomore, junior, or senior CU student who is interested in becoming a mentor, we open our application in the beginning of March every semester for the following school year. Please look back March 2018 for more information or stop by Woodbury 109 anytime throughout the year.
How much time do mentors & mentees spend together?
We require that our mentors and mentees must meet once every two weeks. However, we encourage mentors and mentees meeting more than that. The program also hosts events that are generally for both the mentors and mentees, unless otherwise stated. In total, both individuals can expect about a 5-7 hour time commitment per month.
How many events does CU Thrive hold for it’s mentees & mentors?
We hold one CU Thrive Kickoff event per semester (usually a couple weeks into the semester) and 1-2 events per month. Each event is mandatory for both the mentor and mentee but usually help increase the sense of community within CU Thrive with free food!
What are some of these events?
CU Thrive receives a lot of donations for CU and the Boulder community. Some events include hiking, bowling at the UMC Connections, ice skating at the Rec Center, Center for Student Involvement presentations, "How to Prepare for a Career Fair" dinner at the Village Center, and CU Thrive at the Farmers Market.
How do you match Mentor to Mentee?
Each party fills out an Interest Inventory which helps us get to better know the mentor and mentee. The CU Thrive Coordinators then pair up the mentor and mentees based on similiar aspects such as major, interest, future goals, etc.
Please note: We are not an academic tutoring service and if you have any potential misconceptions about what this program is, please email us.