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San Diego State University

Commuter Life

Mentor Programs

Commuter Life at San Diego State University is excited to share all about our Commuter Life mentor programs for Freshmen and Sophomores. Our academic mentors and Sophomore Surge mentors encourage and guide commuter students in their first and second years to excel academically and succeed during their time here at SDSU. Through these mentorship programs, Commuter Life aims to inspire a well-rounded experience on campus and to create a network of community and campus resources for SDSU's commuter students.

 Learn More About Our Freshmen Mentoring Program and Learning Communities Here

Sophomore Surge is designed to pair students with junior, senior or graduate student who will be a mentor and provide important information and resources needed during the sophomore year. Mentees and mentors will meet 8 times during the semester (every other week) during fall and spring. Topics to be discussed will include: leadership skills, resume building, internship opportunities, preparing for upper division courses, and much more.

Attention Sophomore Commuter Students:
Sign Up To Be Paired With A Sophomore Surge Mentor!

SDSU Sophomore Surge 2017-2018 Participation Form

Please fill out this form if you are interested in being paired with a mentor, who is an upperclassman SDSU student.

Are you a second year sophomore student who commutes to campus? Looking for an upperclassman mentor to steer you in the right direction as you head towards upper division status? Sign up now to be paired with a mentor!

You and your mentor will meet 8 times a semester, during both fall and spring. The mentor will be a resource for you as you navigate your sophomore year at SDSU.

Topics that sophomores will learn more about include getting involved on campus, preparation for upper division courses, professional career and leadership advice/tips/resources, and many more items to help you succeed during your sophomore year and get you in the right direction for your junior year.

This program is open, and free, to SDSU commuter students who will be starting their second year on the SDSU campus.

Click here to watch a video about Sophomore Surge! 

Sign up now while spots are still available!  


Commuter Life is Hiring!

Are you interested in being a mentor to our commuter students?  

We are looking for academically driven, positive role models to guide, motivate, and engage our commuter students in their academic success and campus connection.  
We currently have two types of mentor positions available:

Commuter Freshmen Academic Mentor:
Commuter Freshmen Academic Mentors are sophomore, junior, or senior students who provide mentoring for freshmen commuter students who are enrolled in the Casa Azteca and Aztec Freshman Connection learning communities. Academic mentors will also provide general guidance and assistance to freshmen mentees as they experience the transition from high school to university life.

casa aztecs logo An SDSU Learning Community            aztec freshmen connection - an SDSU Learning Community

Sophomore Surge Mentor: 
Sophomore Surge Mentors are junior, senior, or graduate students who are paired with sophomore commuter students based on college or major. Surge mentors will provide career and major exploration, refer mentees to various campus resources, provide opportunities for self-reflection/improvement, and introduce or reinforce the importance of campus involvement and leadership.

Sophomore SURGE Shirt Logo with blue waves 

Both mentor positions are compensated at $11/hour. To apply for one or both of our Commuter Life mentor positions, please fill out the following application form (you will have the opportunity to select all of the positions you are interested in): 

Student Life & Leadership Student Employee Application