Peer Mentor Program


About the Peer Mentor Program


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.


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 academics and personal lives.


The University Honors Peer Mentor Program was founded in August 2011. Since that time, the number of students participating in the program has quadrupled. As of spring 2013, there were 35 mentees and 22 mentors for a total of 57 University Honors students participating in the Peer Mentor Program. We look forward to continued growth!

mentees by collegementors by college
LAS - Liberal Arts & Sciences
BUS - Business
VPA - Visual & Performing Arts
HHS - Health and Human Sciences
EET - Engineering and Engineering Technology
EDU - Education