Peer Mentoring

Peer-Mentoring Program

We look forward to offering the Peer Mentor Program again during the winter 2023 semester.  Please check this page often - applications will open up later in the fall 2022 semester!

The Peer Mentoring Program pilot is designed to provide a connection for Promise Zones students in their transition to the OCC community by providing support and resources to increase their success and engagement within the OCC community.


  • Increase retention by alleviating isolation at OCC.
  • Increase student involvement and interaction at OCC.
  • Bridge the gap between students and Support Services at OCC.
  • Assist students with engagement into college life at OCC.



  • Provide assistance and direction to students participating in Promises Zones.
  • Introduce students to OCC campus resources.
  • Support and encourage students to maintain a good academic standing and participate in campus activities.
  • Encourage team building and leadership development among mentors.
  • Identify and implement specific networking activities among peer mentors and mentees.
  • Provide support and resources to help students adjust academically and socially to the campus community.