Peer to Peer Program

What is the Peer to Peer (P2P) Program?

The Peer to Peer Program is a volunteer based program to help incoming students ease the feeling of their transition during their first semester at William Paterson University. The P2P Program was developed to match successful upper-class student leaders with new students, connecting them for a semester-long experience. The Student Leaders will mentor the new students help them learn more about the resources at WP, adjust to the WP culture, and actively encourage engagement on all levels within the university.  At the end of the semester students will have made connections on campus and feel empowered to develop their own path to success.

Interested in becoming a Student Leader in the Peer to Peer (P2P) Program?

Students interested in becoming a volunteer P2P Student Leader must have at least a 2.75 overall GPA and have been a WPU student for at least one semester (Fall/Spring). You must also have a genuine desire to positively transition new incoming students to the WPU community. Each leader must attend one of the mandatory P2P meetings and maintain some form of contact (emails, lunch, attend events, etc.) with peer and provide early awareness of an at-risk student to the P2P advisors. To accommodate hectic schedules P2P has a variety of events, student to student group discussions, lunches and dinners throughout the semester to provide opportunity for the peers to interact. We strongly encourage you to attend these events with your peer.

Final approval of P2P Student Leaders will be made by New Student Programs.

Interested in becoming an incoming P2P member?

All WP incoming students are eligible.

Join the Peer to Peer Program

Program benefits of the to Peer Leaders

Serving as a Peer Leader is a valuable form of service that directly impacts the University community. By volunteering your time, energy and knowledge about college life, you contribute enormously to the success of the new students by helping them become acclimated and integrated into the University community!

Other benefits are:
  • Assist new students transitioning into Pioneers their first semester
  • Giving back to the WP community and strengthening WP connections
  • Build your communication skills & WP network
  • Great addition to your resume
  • Increase self-awareness and foster personal growth
  • Cultivate leadership, organizational, and self-management skills

Program benefits offered to Incoming Students:
  • A resource/support person in your college of study who you can talk to concerning what to expect your first semester
  • A contact who can keep you up to date on requirements and inform you of university and WP community opportunities
  • Assist with time management concerns as a commuter or resident
  • A mentor who can motivate, guide and support you during your transition to the university

Keyana Darby


**The numbers of P2P connections are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and primarily based on major.**