Peer Mentor Application


  1. Sophomore status or higher at time of application. Graduate students strongly encouraged to apply.
    Spend at least 2 hours per week in assigned DSN S 131 studio section (1 hour per studio session). Participate in the Design Leadership Seminar, DSN S 302.
    Be available to students outside regularly scheduled studio time whenever possible.

Dsn 302 Course Objective:

Development of teaching/leadership skills under faculty supervision

  • 2 credits, pass/fail, counts as general elective
  • Repeatable up to 4 credits
  • Auto-enrollment upon acceptance into DSN S 131 Core Peer Mentor Program


Application deadlines: April 30 for Fall, November 20 for Spring

Notification deadlines: June 15 for Fall, December 15 for Spring


Reflection questions

Faculty reference



Indicate your availability below. As a mentor you are required to attend the hour-long weekly seminar on Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m. and spend at least two hours per week in an assigned DSN S 131 studio section.
Studios meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11:50 a.m., 12:10-3 p.m., 3:10-6 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10:50 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:50 p.m. Lectures are on Canvas. Lecture is recommended for mentors but not required.
Mentors usually are most helpful when paired with the 131 instructors they studied with. We will try to schedule your first choice, but this cannot be guaranteed, so your flexibility is appreciated. Please indicate if you are willing to work with any instructor.
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