Honors Peer Mentor Program
The Honors Peer Mentor Program matches incoming first-year honors scholars with current honors students who have volunteered to serve as mentors. Honors peer mentors welcome their mentees to the Honors College, help them build their networks, and serve as guides throughout their first semester of college.
Peer mentoring includes helping students balance their commitments, expanding their awareness of campus resources, and connecting them to opportunities that match their interests and passions. Mentors and mentees also participate in social events with the whole group. Past activities have included ice skating, sports events, bowling, and visiting museums.
Mentees and mentors receive their match information in July and start communicating with each other at that time. In-person meetings take place throughout the fall semester.
How to request an honors peer mentor
If you are an incoming first-year honors scholar and have accepted your admission to the Honors College, you'll receive an email invitation to request a peer mentor in May. The invitation will include an application that allows you to provide information about yourself for the Honors College to use when matching mentors and mentees. Please note that some years the program fills to capacity, so please make sure to apply early if you're interested!
How to apply to be an honors peer mentor
Current honors scholars are emailed an application for the Honors Peer Mentor Program in late January. Honors scholars who are offered a peer mentor role will be assigned two mentees and will participate in training workshops in the spring and throughout the fall semester. Honors peer mentors are expected to meet with their mentees two times per month during the fall semester.
For more information about the program, contact Emily Clossin.