Opportunities & Recruitment Process

The 4D Peer Mentor is a dynamic role, that mirrors that of the DU Student Experience. By engaging with and through the 4D model, 4D Peer Mentors guide incoming students to create a sense of belonging and community during Discoveries Orientation week through the establishment of a relationship with their associated FSEM course and build on these relationships through First Ascent or on-campus First Year Programming. In these spaces and conversations, 4D Peer Mentors will model the roles and responsibilities of DU community members and thus empower their first-year student mentees to thrive at and beyond the university, as defined by the 4D Student Experience.

"I really enjoyed being a 4D Peer Mentor. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to hang out with our first year students and help them make the biggest transition in their life."

Students working on ropes course

Got questions? Stop by and see us!

We are located in CCOM 1202.

students at kmc for first ascent

2024 Application Timeline

Applications are closed to be a 4D Peer Mentor in 2024.

Stay tuned for information coming Fall Quarter 2024 regarding the application process for 2025!

4D Peer Mentor Pathways

Weekly Discoveries

  • Participate in 1 on 1 "office hour" drop in opportunities for new students throughout the quarter
  • Host 1 Weekly Discoveries per fall quarter, paired with another student leader.
  • Support 4D Student Coordinators in committee specific work: social media, event planning, recruitment, etc.

First Ascent

  • Support First Ascent trip preparation and check-in prior to trip departure
  • Serve as cabin leader – execute cabin meetings, report general behavioral issues, aid in emergency management reporting, support student participants with general program management and operation as needed.
  • Help manage groups and their safety during activities. 
  • Register FA participants for outdoor activities, shuttle groups to activity areas, and ensure activities begin and end on time.
  • Help organize, facilitate, and monitor the safety of recreational sports such as soccer and volleyball games, yard games, archery tag, axe throwing, capture the flag, etc.

Transfer Student 4D Peer Mentor

  • Plan and host monthly transfer student programming.
  • Build comprehensive National Transfer Student Week program and execute.
  • Collaborate with Transfer Living Community, Transfer Student Senator, and other transfer specific campus partners to be sure programming is meeting student needs.
  • Maintain engagement with transfer student population on raftr.
  • Support Transfer First Ascent weekend (see First Ascent Specialist requirements)