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(920) 424-1257
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There are two ways that students can get involved in the USP. Read about your options below, and contact us at for more information!


Would you like to be involved in making decisions about the curriculum of UW Oshkosh students?  Make your voice heard by joining the OSA committee on the USP. You do not have to be an OSA representative to join this committee. For more information, please email


Your Peer Mentor is a resource, ready to help you transition to university life.

What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are students who are trained and ready to help first-year students become familiar with academic life at UW Oshkosh. They have been chosen because of their success as a student and leadership on campus. They are here to help you succeed in your first year and beyond.

What will my Peer Mentor do?

At your first Quest I class, you will meet and receive contact information from your Peer Mentor. Your Peer Mentor will:

  • Attend campus events with your class
  • Answer your questions about the UW Oshkosh campus
  • Refer you to all sorts of on-campus resources

You should feel free to talk to your Peer Mentor about class and other experiences you’re having in your first semester at UW Oshkosh.

Become a Peer Mentor

Download the Peer Mentor Job Description

UW Oshkosh has made a commitment to ensuring that every first-year student has a Peer Mentor to help guide them through the first semester of college life.  Peer Mentors serve in every Quest I class and are excited to be part of the University Studies Program!

Our Quest I Peer Mentor program has four basic goals:

  1. Help first-year students transition from high school or employment to college life.
  2. Connect students to resources on campus that will help them succeed.
  3. Engage first-year students with the campus and the greater Oshkosh community.
  4. Foster a sense of connection to both the campus and fellow UW Oshkosh students, staff and faculty.

Excited to become a Peer Mentor? If you are interested in helping others succeed in college and have “been there and done that,” read the Peer Mentor job description to see if this opportunity is right for you.

How to Apply and Application Deadlines

If you’re interested in serving as a Peer Mentor for Fall 2017 Quest I courses, here are some deadlines to keep in mind:

March 1, 2017: Applications due to Debbie Gray Patton (priority deadline; applications accepted after this date until positions are filled). Applications still being accepted at this time.

March 6-10,2017: Interviews

March 27, 2017: Notifications of selection will be sent

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Mandatory Peer Mentor Training, 1-7 p.m.

If you have questions about the Peer Mentor selection process, please let us know! Contact Debbie Gray Patton at

Peer Mentor Application Materials

Click here to download the Peer Mentor Application 

Peer Mentor Recommendation Form

Click here to download the Peer Mentor Recommendation Form


Pollock House
765 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-1257