Peer Mentor Program

LIB 101: Fundamentals of Academic Success

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Great news! If you see LIB 101-01: Fundamentals of Academic Success on your schedule, you have been selected to participate in the Peer Mentor Program and have been assigned your very own peer mentor to help you make a smooth transition to college this semester!

LIB 101 is a 0-credit, pass/fail course accompanying the FY Peer Mentor Program that will not impact your GPA or degree program. This is not an academic course and there are no tests, homework, or textbooks. The course meets (3) times over the the semester in fun, interactive workshops that give you a chance to meet up with your peer mentor and learn how to be a successful college student.

Join us for the (3) required meetings on:

  • Wednesday 8/31 – 1:00pm-1:50pm (Midtown Student Center Theater)
  • Wednesday 10/12 – 1:00pm-1:50pm (Midtown Student Center Theater)
  • Wednesday 11/30 – 1:00pm-1:50pm (Midtown Student Center Theater)


LIB 101 Frequently asked Questions

What is LIB 101: Fundamentals of Academic Success?
Why is it on my schedule?
When and where does LIB 101 meet?
How do I pass LIB 101?
Will this affect my major, degree program, course sequence, or GPA?
What is a peer mentor and how will this benefit me?
Is LIB 101 required?
Who do I talk to if I have questions?

 

What is LIB 101: Fundamentals of Academic Success? 

LIB 101 is the 0-credit, pass/fail course that accompanies the Peer Mentor program. Don’t worry! This is not a traditional course that will add academic work to your plate. There is no homework, textbooks, or tests involved. 

Why is it on my schedule? 

LIB 101 has (3) scheduled “class” meetings (see “When & where does LIB 101 meet?). With LIB 101 on your schedule, you will also get access to the LIB 101 Blackboard course loaded with helpful announcements and resources. 

When & where does LIB 101 meet? 

There are only 3 meetings of LIB 101 over the entire semester! We will meet in the Midtown Student Center on the dates below: 

  • Wednesday August 31st @ 1:00pm-1:50pm (Midtown SC)
  • Wednesday October 12th @ 1:00pm-1:50pm (Midtown SC)
  • Wednesday November 30th @ 1:00pm-1:50pm (Midtown SC) 

Our class meetings will be fun, informative, and interactive with lots of opportunities to meet other students, talk with your peer mentor, and learn about success and campus life at WCSU. No lecture class here! 

How do I pass LIB 101: Fundamentals of Academic Success? 

All that is required to pass LIB 101 is your participation and willingness to explore life at WCSU. You will meet at least 1x with your peer mentor this semester and attend the (3) in-person class meetings of LIB 101. That’s it! Super easy! 

Will this affect my major, degree program, course sequence, GPA, or bill? 

Nope! LIB 101 is a 0-credit, pass/fail class that does not impact your major, degree program, course sequence, GPA, or bill. You will still participate in your normal First-Year Experience course as designated by your major.  

What is a peer mentor and how will this benefit me?  

Peer mentors are trained, upper-class students who know what it is like to struggle and succeed in college. Think of your peer mentor as your personal guide and role model for learning to be a successful college student. For more info on your peer mentor, check out our website here: URL 

Is LIB 101 required?  

Yes, it is expected that you will complete the requirements of LIB 101.  

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you are concerned about how this course will impact your schedule or are thinking about dropping the course, please reach out to Lauren Arvisais at arvisaisl@wcsu.edu and connect with your academic advisor.