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Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program
Student Development
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd
Carmichael Bldg. Rm. 268
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Nicole Phillips
Phone: 470-578-6443


*Fall registration is now open for both Mentors and Mentees.

Purpose Statement:
The Odyssey Peer Mentor Program (OPM) was designed to assist incoming KSU students by matching new students with more experienced students to help transition to KSU. This program builds Mentor/Mentee relationships.  Mentor and mentees are matched based on degree interests, hobbies, and overall availability. The program offers opportunities for participants to socialize and to work together in community service projects.
Mentors introduce mentees to college services as well as college activities and organizations. Mentors help students understand and prepare for the academic and social demands of college life as well as encourage a sense of community. The mentoring program contributes to the retention and graduation of KSU students by helping new students fine the resources they need to be successful at KSU.

Mentor Goals:
Mentors are inspired to provide guidance to fellow students and facilitate solutions. 

  • Mentors are great listeners, supportive and respectful to others which is the essence of a successful mentor.
  • Demonstrate qualities of trustworthiness, maturity and accountable.
  • Open Minded, non-judgmental
  • Encourage involvement on Campus
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude about KSU and helping others
  • Commitment to encouraging mentees to reach their academic aspirations




Student Development
Adult Learner Programs  |  Disabled Student Support Services  |  GLBTIQ Student Retention Services  |  International Student Retention Services
Multicultural Student Retention Services  |  Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program  |  Parent & Family Association  |  Volunteer Kennesaw (VKSU)


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