The Integrative Biology (IB) undergraduate peer mentoring program aims to connect first year Biology and Zoology students with juniors and seniors in order to build community and promote student success and engagement. Mentors will provide academic and other support to students transitioning to college and their IB major. Mentors will help mentees connect with the campus community and resources while complimenting the work of advisors and other IB and University resources.

Potential IB Mentees

All new incoming first-year students are welcome to submit an application to have an IB mentor.

IB undergraduate mentee benefits:

  • Connect with experienced students within your major.
  • Learn about great opportunities on and around campus.
  • Have someone to turn to for general advice.
  • Get involved on campus and learn some of the ins and outs of OSU.
  • Be part of a great community of Biology and Zoology students.

If you are interested in having a mentor, please fill out the IB Mentee Application form. Please send your completed application to Maureen.Leong-Kee@oregonstate.edu by the end of week 2.

*Some students are having trouble completing and saving the application. If you complete the form via the web, right click and select "Print," but instead of selecting a printer, change the destination as "Save as PDF." Then save the PDF on your computer and rename it to include your name, and then email me the completed document.* 

We will do our best to match mentee applicants and mentors based on common interests. To help us find a match, please provide through responses to the application questions. Not all mentee applicants are guaranteed to receive a mentor due to mentor availability.

Potential IB Mentors

Do you want to share your passion and enthusiasm for your major and department with others? Then consider becoming and Undergraduate Peer Mentor for the Integrative Biology (IB) Department! The goal of the program is to connect first year Biology and Zoology students with juniors and seniors in order to build community and promote student success and engagement.

IB Undergraduate Mentor benefits:

  • Receive training on valuable interpersonal skills
  • Build leadership skills
  • Gain great experience providing service to others
  • Share your passion for your major and career goals
  • Have fun socializing with and building camaraderie with your peers

If you are interested in becoming a mentor and meet the requirements (see application), then complete the IB Mentor Application Form (PDF) and email it to Maureen Leong-Kee.

  • Once you complete your form, please be sure to "Save As" and rename your file with your first and last name. Sometimes you may need to select "Print" and then "Save as PDF" to save your files with your completed answers. 
  • Mentor recruiting and training takes place in spring terms so please note the application due date.

If you have questions, please contact Maureen.Leong-Kee@oregonstate.edu.