Hello and welcome! We are Peer Education and Equity Programs


Peer Education and Equity Programs (PEEP) is a collective of peer mentor programs within the Division of Academic Affairs* at CSU Channel Islands. Our common purpose is peers helping peers to navigate college transition, foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in campus culture, empower peers to make use of campus resources that support student success, and build peer networks. Our common goal is to close equity gaps by increasing academic student success and retention so that students can persist to timely graduation. All mentors participate in PEEP Training to develop a collective understanding of equity and inclusion, prepare them for designing and leading culturally responsive high impact learning experiences, and to realize their leadership potential to facilitate change in their communities at CSUCI and beyond.

Contact PEEP

Peer Education & Equity Programs

Madera Hall 1900

PEEP Space x8588

University Culture x3500



*The Embedded Peer Mentor Program (EPM) is part of Peer Education & Equity Programs (PEEP) through a partnership with the University Experience Program (UEP).



Core Leadership Competencies

  1. Communicate effectively and appropriately with faculty, peers, professional staff, students, and the community.
  2. Build relationships and collaborate with each other and with faculty, peers, professional staff, students, and the community as a team.
  3. Understand and meet the diverse needs of ALL students through culturally relevant practices, reflecting our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to serving historically and currently underserved students.
  4. Assess why, how, when and where to utilize activities to engage students holistically (academically, socially, personally, professionally).
  5. Model self-efficacy by maintaining self-care, academic performance, and personal and professional development.
  6. Form effective work habits and take initiative.
  7. Promote a culture of self-advocacy through connecting and referring students to university resources.
  8. Learn and utilize technology to facilitate student engagement and learning.
  9. Understand the boundaries of their role as a peer mentor.
  10. Effectively share information and personal experiences.
  11. Effectively facilitate discussions and reflections in groups of all sizes.
  12. Understand barriers to higher education in the region and contribute to a collaborative movement to reduce barriers to student success.
  13. Cultivate expectations for academic readiness and success for their target audience.