Peer Mentor Program

NIU University Honors Peer Mentor Application

Our Mission:

The University Honors Peer Mentor Program strives to assist first-year students in their transition to Northern Illinois University, both academically and socially, by providing support and resources from seasoned student mentors in their college.

Our Vision:
Through strong mentorship during the first year, students will acclimate effectively to the University Honors Program, be actively involved in the NIU community, influential in their leadership roles and successfully engaged in their academic programs of study and personal lives.

Responsibilities of a Peer Mentor:

  • Represent the University Honors Program in a professional manner; model tradition, excellence, and community; successfully complete respective program options
  • Attend the Peer Mentor Program Retreat and Meet and Greet sessions in the beginning of the fall semester; assist with the coordination of an annual Peer Mentor Conference
  • Attend Peer Mentor Program events and monthly training sessions as scheduled; submit monthly reports to the Peer Mentor Program Adviser
  • Assist Mentees in becoming familiar with University resources, particularly those offered by the University Honors Program
  • Be a source of support for his/her mentee(s); provide academic advice and information; encourage social involvement with student organizations; share insights based on one's NIU experience 
  • Engage Mentees, at minimum, on a weekly basis, with preference given to face to face interaction; be available for formal and informal interactions 
  • Take on other duties as assigned

To Apply to be a Peer Mentor during the 2014-2015 academic year, Complete the application below and submit it to by APRIL 15, 2014!

2014-2015 Peer Mentor Application!