Honors Connections Peer Mentors
Peer mentors for the University Honors Program serve as co-leaders of a small group of newly admitted first-year honors students. Honors peer mentors begin their connection with new students during the USU Connections course, a two-credit academic experience designed to help students make a smooth transition to USU by preparing them for the college experience. The Honors Program offers special Connections courses dedicated to honors students. Each peer mentor is assigned to one honors section as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow.
Mentors agree to serve for the entire pre-semester session (usually four days), and they will earn $200 for their involvement with the program and their work with Connections.
All honors peer mentors must:
- Have been part of the Honors Program for at least two semesters;
- Be on track to graduate with honors;
- Complete a required training session in April and on August 21 from 1:00–4:00;
- Attend the Honors Student Council’s Opening Social/Welcome Activity (usually scheduled for either the first or second week of fall semester);
- Attend each day of Connections with their class, including some required evening events;
- Set an example for their mentees by upholding university standards and policies.
If you are interested in applying for the 2017–2018 academic year, please complete the following application by by January 31, 2017. Interviews of select candidates will be held between February 13–24, 2017.