The Honors Peer Mentor program is intended to facilitate new students' transition into the University Honors Program. Each selected peer mentor will lead a group of incoming freshman students through a 13-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 focus on Honors Program requirements, how to become involved on campus, and academic success strategies, and is intended to foster an interactive and involved experience, benefiting mentees and mentors alike. A full overview of program structure and mentor responsibilities will be given during the Honors Program Peer Mentor Workshops on Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30 PM and Wednesday, February 13 at 5:00 PM (both in Neihardt 1107) -- sign up to attend. An additional program overview will also be given during the interview process (first 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 several mandatory training sessions during the upcoming spring and fall semesters. Primary responsibilities of a peer mentor include: attending large-group meetings with mentees; facilitating small-group discussions, helping new students successfully transition to the Honors Program, 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 Sunday, February 24, 2019.
- Interviews will be held during the first week of March 2019.