Center for Student Success


Peer Mentoring

The Center for Student Success offers Mentor Programs for incoming first year students and transfer students to boost their motivation, ease their transition, and ensure their success at ACPHS.

Peer Mentors provide a strong intellectual and social foundation that will enhance the personal and professional growth throughout their mentees education.

Peer Mentors introduce students to campus life, answer questions, and give advice on being a successful student in one-on-one settings and during events.

Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program pairs upperclassmen student leaders with incoming first year students to help them make the transition from high school to college.

Peer Mentors:

  • Provide a support network for students
  • Introduce new students to campus life and give advice on being a successful student
  • Answer questions about classes and studying, getting involved on campus, available resources, and information about living in the Albany area
  • Attend Peer Mentor events with their mentees (such as ice cream socials, trivia nights, and other events with great food and prizes!)

We are sure to match Peer Mentors and Mentees based on program, interests, and personality to make sure incoming students have a Peer Mentor who can be the best resource for them.

Transfer Peer Mentor Program

The Transfer Peer Mentor Program pairs incoming 2nd and 3rd year transfer students with experienced transfer students who have been trained to be a resource and guide to their mentees.

  • Transfer Peer Mentors

    • Help students adjust to a new campus, and make new friends
    • Share their experiences and what helped them to be successful at ACPHS
    • Provide advice on academic help, getting involved
    • Attend lunches and other Transfer Peer Mentor Events that allow students to discuss topics related to school, but also catch up with their Mentors and fellow transfer students

We are sure to match Transfer Peer Mentors and Mentees based on program, interests, and personality to make sure incoming students have a Mentor who can be the best resource for them.

For more information about these programs, please contact:

Alyssa Abitabile
Academic Class Advisor and Coordinator of Peer Mentor Program
518-694-7147

alyssa.abitabile@acphs.edu