Great Expectations Peer Mentor Program
The Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement’s peer mentor program, Great Expectations (formerly known as LEAP) is designed to help support incoming new students with their transition into Lewis & Clark College. GE seeks to support students from underrepresented communities and supports their college transition by matching them up with a peer mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the student’s first year at Lewis & Clark.
Making the transition to Lewis & Clark College, regardless of academic ability, comes with many new challenges, growth, and changes that one may not have ever expected. It is important to remember that you are not alone in this transition! Our GE Mentors are continuing students who know too well some of the issues incoming new students face when transitioning to Lewis & Clark College. These mentors are eager to pass along some advice and knowledge as well as help you get connected to the Lewis & Clark community!
GE Mentors are trained to assist you in your transition to LC and will help get you connected to our campus community and resources! Mentors are exceptional student leaders who can be a resource for you regarding information about academics, study and time management skills, student organizations, campus life, and other co-curricular activities.
As a part of the GE Mentorship program, you can expect regular contact with your GE mentor every couple of weeks and access to programs, events, and off-campus socials only available to GE participants during your first year at LC!
GE kicks off with a fun two-day retreat known as the Great Expectations Retreat where you will have direct access to staff, faculty, students, alumni, and resources. You will meet other students in a small and supportive community, bond with your peer mentor, find answers to your questions about college, and get guidance in your first year as you navigate campus life.