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Mission Statement: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Education & Human Sciences Peer Network Program is intended to build relationships early within the undergraduate experience. Through mentorship activities and meetings, students will build personal relationships with student leaders which is intended to foster personal growth, community engagement, and academic and career excellence. Building on the foundation of outstanding academics, the UNL CEHS Peer Network Program will continue to develop innovative students to enhance the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities.

Program Objectives:

  • Build a relationship between a new and current CEHS student within the same area of study in order to provide support and a connection on campus
  • Foster an inclusive community within CEHS
  • Promote personal leadership development
  • Showcase opportunities and resources within UNL, CEHS, and their facilities
  • Create a network of future professionals in the fields of Education & Human Sciences

Program Description: The CEHS Peer Network Program is peer mentorship program that will promote building new connections as new students transition to college life. The CEHS Peer Network program will launch at the completion of CEHS 10, a required orientation course for all first-year students enrolled in a CEHS major. Peer Mentors will serve as Teaching Assistants during the course, providing feedback to first-year students as well as being an upper-class student resource. At the completion of CEHS 10, first-year students will be able to join the CEHS Peer Network Program. Peer Mentors will meet regularly with a small group of first-year students in the same or similar majors. In addition to connecting with other first-year students and the Peer Mentor, participants will be able to participate in a variety of events through the the Fall and Spring semester including socials, service events, and an end of the year banquet.

Click HERE for Peer Network Program Sign Up

(Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Sign-Up for incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students is now CLOSED)


Questions may be directed to the following:

Dr. Paul Springer
Associate Dean of Student SuccessCollege of Education and Human Sciences

Chloe Strong
Peer Network Program Chair, College of Education and Human Sciences Student Advisory Board



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