Peer Network Program

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 has been designed as a 12 week mentorship experience that will promote building new connections as new students transition to college life. Freshmen or first year transfer students will be given first priority for a mentor. Throughout the first 12 weeks of the fall semester they will meet weekly with their assigned mentor and have time to ask questions about concerns they have with college life, get to know people and places within CEHS, and strengthen a connection with a current student within their area of study. The program will run from the 2nd week of classes and continue for 12 weeks. At the end of the 12 weeks there will be a closing and celebratory banquet required for all mentor/mentee groups.

Click HERE for Peer Network Program Sign Up

(Fall 2019 Sign-Up for incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students will open May 1, 2019)


Questions may be directed to the following:

Dr. Debra Mullen, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

Katherine Alberts
Peer Network Program Chair, College of Education and Human Sciences Student Advisory Board



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