The Promoting Excellence through Establishing Relationships for Success (P.E.E.R.S.) program was created as an academic year experience designed to help incoming students make the transition from high school to life at Shippensburg University. P.E.E.R.S. is strictly a volunteer program, and those who join the program make a commitment to both themselves and those within the program to strive for excellence in every aspect of college life. The P.E.E.R.S. Program has three goals: to help students achieve academically, to train students to be leaders as well as mentors, and to encourage students to be involved in campus activities.