Peer Mentoring Program

 

Share your wisdom and resources with new Honors students!

Peer mentoring gives experienced Honors students a chance to pass on advice and wisdom to first-year Honors students as they transition into college life.

Peer Mentors develop leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills while serving the Honors community. Working as a Peer Mentor also fulfills an Enhanced Learning Experience requirement.

Expectations for Peer Mentors:

  • Attend a once-a-semester informational meeting and offer new ideas for the program.
  • Attend Honors events including Planning Your Honors Path during Hawk Week, Schedule Release Party and Finish Strong! (fall and spring), and encourage attendance.
  • Partake in the development and conduct of the UHP events tied to the first-year Honors students’ advising.
  • Be ready to share information about classes, majors, and opportunities related to one’s area of study.
  • Guide first-year students in identifying adequate campus resources.
  • Listen: incoming students may share concerns and questions that will be familiar to you and that you are ideally positioned to alleviate.

 

The University Honors Program is currently recruiting Honors Peer-Mentors!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and new Peer Mentors will start at the beginning of each semester.

Peer Mentor Application

Current Peer Mentors


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