What is the Peer Mentor Program

The peer mentor program is designed to provide leadership for participants in the College of Education and Community Innovation with the following programs: Hospitality and Tourism Management, Social Work, Legal Studies, Public, Non-profit, and Health Administration, and Criminal Justice assist in supporting new GVSU students (First-Year and Transfer Students) as they navigate Grand Valley and learn about their major. In addition, the program’s primary goal is to retain new students by providing a sense of community, professional development, and preparation for post-graduation.

How a peer mentor can help you!

  • Goal Setting/Career Development
  • Belonging and Wellness
  • Referrals for Financial Support
  • Academic Support
  • Study Skills/Time Management
  • Participate in Campus Events

Interested in having a peer mentor?

Click Here to be a Mentee

Peer Mentors 2022

Cheyann Scutt (she/her)

Cheyann Scutt

When I'm not in class, working, or doing homework, I love to bake, play video games, binge-watch TV, and play with my cat Nyx! I also like to play tennis and go for walks! My ultimate career goal is to become an attorney and I plan to attend law school after graduation. While this is my last semester at Grand Valley, I'm still excited to be a mentor this semester because I love helping others and I want to make sure others can succeed. I've had to navigate most of my college career on my own, and I hope to pass the information I've learned onto others to make the college experience easier!

Grace Roedel (she/her)

Grace Roedel

My name is Grace Roedel. I am a social work major and plan on pursuing a career in clinical social work while working with the population of incarcerated youth. I have a dog named, Abba, living with me here at college so my extra time revolves around playing with her and taking her to the dog park. I also love Harry Potter and am an avid Greys Anatomy fan. I am so excited to be a mentor and help you enjoy Grand Valley in every way possible! College can be tough but it's easier when you have resources available to answer all your questions!

Do you want to become a Peer Mentor?


  • Have declared their major (HTM, SW, PNHA, LS or CJ) for at least 1 year
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus and community resources
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major courses and programs
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



  • Mentor first-year undergraduate students throughout the Winter 2022 semester
  • Refer students to appropriate university resources
  • Refer students to CECI advisors for academic planning
  • Meet with mentees 1-2 times a month
  • Provide regular written documentation of interaction with mentees
  • Regularly attend CECI Advising Events
  • Connect with your supervisor at least 1 time a month throughout the Winter 2022 Semester