The Honors Program Peer Mentor program is intended to facilitate new students' transition into the University of Nebraska and the Honors Program. Each peer mentor group is comprised of about six to eight new students led by an upperclass peer mentor. These groups attend special events and meet once a week during the first half of the first semester to discuss Honors Program requirements, how to become involved on campus, academic success strategies such as study habits, etc. Peer Mentors may earn 1 Honors hour.
Position Description: Students interested as serving as a Peer Mentor must be able to commit about 2 hours/week in the first half of the fall semester, as well as be able to attend mandatory training sessions during the previous spring semester. Primary responsibilities include facilitating small group discussions, helping new students successfully transition to college, and regular communication with an assigned Peer Mentor Leader.
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 contact the Honors Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 402-472-5425 to schedule an appointment with an Honors administrator.
Use this application if you have not previously served as a Peer Mentor; if you are applying to be a returning Peer Mentor or a Peer Mentor Leader, please complete the application for Peer Mentor Leaders and Returning Peer Mentors.
Due Dates & Timeline:
- Applications are due by 11:59 pm (central) on Friday, October 28, 2016.
- Interviews will be held during the first and second weeks of November.