Connection Coaches Peer Mentor Program

Students cheer on the Redhawks during a sporting event at Miami University.

The Connection Coach Peer Mentor Program helps Miami’s first-year students learn about all the great things the Miami people and campus have to offer. First-year students are paired with a trained peer Coach, or mentor, who helps new students get connected at Miami socially and academically. These Coaches will offer assistance, motivation and support to achieve student goals.

How does it work?

The student Mentee and student Coach will:

  • Meet regularly throughout the fall and spring semesters
  • Attend Mentor Program events together throughout the academic year, which are sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs
  • Attend various academic, athletic and cultural events together throughout the year
  • Offer feedback about the Connection Coaches Peer Mentor Program via periodic tracking forms

These peer mentors will be able to provide their first-year student mentees with personal experiences and “the inside scoop” about academic, social and leadership opportunities at Miami. If you would like to participate in the Connection Coach Peer Mentor Program, please contact Kelley Kimple, Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, (513-529-3843),