Carnegie Mellon University

Dietrich College Peer Advising Program

The AAC Peer Advisors are volunteer leaders who serve as a valuable resource for first-year students as they begin their undergraduate careers as CMU students. Available throughout the summer, fall and spring semesters, peer advisors assist students with adjusting to academic life, selecting a major and navigating both campus and the city of Pittsburgh.

The Peer Advising Program provides first-year students with a sense of community within Dietrich College by connecting them with the guidance and support of upperclassmen. By directly answering questions through online discussion boards, posting on social media and emailing first-year students throughout the summer and fall semesters, peer advisors’ goal is to help first-year Dietrich College students feel as if they already have an established connection with an upperclassman before arriving to campus. Once at CMU, new students and peer advisors have multiple opportunities to meet in person to further develop their relationship.


For questions or more information, please email Gina Gales, Assistant Director, Dietrich College Academic Advisory Center.