Applications are CLOSED for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Please check back in 2014 to apply for next year!
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 Mentorship 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