The Peer Mentor program is an exciting program whose purpose is to create a community for undeclared students. It’s an opportunity for current undeclared students to meet with former undeclared students with the goal of sharing their major declaration story. This includes what worked for them, what didn’t work, challenges, and successes. The idea is that there is hope that every University Studies student will declare a major that’s a good fit for them. Furthermore, by hearing someone else’s story, each student will feel empowered and motivated to actively participate in their own journey.

Peer Mentors participate in an intense training where they learn communication skills, policies, resource referral, and understand the resources available to undeclared students. They are a guide, a non-judgmental listener, a supporter, an encourager, and a resource.

To learn more, contact your advisor, or Tracy Malz at

Meet the Peer Mentors

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Tracy Malz, Program Director

Tracy Malz is the Peer Mentor Program Director. Tracy has supervised the Peer Mentors since the program was developed and is excited to get you connected to a Peer Mentor that can support you in your journey. Please contact Tracy and she will refer you to a Peer Mentor!

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Nate Weinberg, Public Relations

Nate is a Junior Public Relations major with a Political Science minor. This year he serves as Temple Student Government's Director of Campus Safety. Nate is a member of Temple’s chapter of PRSSA as well as Temple College Democrats. Nate is grateful for the option to have entered Temple as an undeclared student, as exploratory classes played a key role in the major declaration process. During his free time, Nate likes to explore and connect with the different neighborhoods and cultures that Philadelphia has to offer!