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 the Hawk Week welcome events for Honors students, including Planning Your Honors Path, Schedule Release Party and Finish Strong! (fall and spring), and encourage attendance.
- Respond to first-year students’ questions, including during the summer prior to their arrivals on campus.
- 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.