The Honors Peer Mentor program is intended to facilitate new students' transition into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Honors Program. For 2018, the structure surrounding this program has changed. Each selected peer mentor will lead a group of incoming freshman students through a 12-week program consisting of small-group meetings, large-group sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and mentor-designed and led enrichment activities (Honors Impacts). The curriculum will still focus on Honors Program requirements, how to become involved on campus, and academic success strategies, but has been modified to foster a more interactive and involved experience, benefiting mentees and mentors alike. A full overview of the changes to the program will be given during the Honors Program Peer Mentor Workshops on Wednesday, February 14th at 3:30 PM and Thursday, February 15th, at 4:00 PM (both in Neihardt 1107) -- sign up to attend. An additional program overview will also be given during the interview process (second & third week of March).
Position Description: Students interested in serving as a Peer Mentor must be able to commit roughly 3 hours each week to the program during the fall semester, as well as be able to attend five mandatory training sessions during the upcoming spring (2 trainings) and fall (3 trainings) semesters. Primary responsibilities of a peer mentor include: attending large-group meetings with mentees; facilitating small-group discussions, helping new students successfully transition to college, conducting individual mentee meetings, planning and leading Honors Impact enrichment activities, maintaining regular communication with the Peer Mentor Leaders, and weekly availability during a designated Peer Mentor meeting time. Peer Mentors will earn 3 Honors Experience: Teaching & Mentoring hours (zero tuition cost) for serving as a peer mentor.
Application Process & Qualifications: All applicants must be in good standing in the Honors Program to be considered for the positions of Peer Mentor. If you are unsure of your standing, please schedule an appointment with an Honors advisor through MyPlan.
This application is for ALL peer mentor applicants, regardless of whether they have served as a peer mentor in the past.
Due Dates & Timeline:
- Applications are due by 11:59 pm (central) on Friday, March 2, 2018.
- Interviews will be held during the second and third weeks of March 2018.