Programs & Services

The Standard: Peer Mentor Application

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The Standard: Peer Mentor Application

Application open December 11, 2017 - February 12, 2018

Thank you for your interest in serving as a mentor to a member of The Standard cohort! Please complete the application below in its entirety.
Please note: your information will not be shared and will only be accessed by The Standard's staff.


  • Connect with a first-year student.
  • Help build community among men of color at MIT.
  • Grow mentoring skills.
  • Receive a small stipend to help facilitate connections.


  • Attend mandatory mentor training during Spring 2018 (date/time TBD).
  • Complete monthly check-in form to track how the relationship is progressing.
  • Matched pairs will remain connected until either the Standard participant or the mentor leaves/graduates from MIT, whichever occurs first.
  • Pairs are expected to be in contact (via email, text, phone, face-to-face, etc.) at least once per month during the academic year (September - May). Contact during summer break can be negotiated within pairs.
  • Connections are to be kept strictly platonic.