Honors Beyond: The Mentorship Network
Honors Beyond: The Mentorship Network, Phase I, is a new facet to the Honors College and is an adapted version of the Honors Peer Mentor Program. Our Peer Coaches are entrusted with mentoring twelve or so honors first-year students as well as molding and developing the Peer Coach network to best cater to students.
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The main role of the mentors is to supply nurturing and developmental support that provides new Honors College students with opportunities that increase sense of community, program involvement, and ultimately program retention and persistence. The main responsibilities of Honors Peer Coaches are to exemplify the Honors pillars. Each coach closely works with approximately 12 incoming honors student mentees. Coaches participate in weekly training sessions over the summer and semester to coach first-year students and create excitement for the honors journey yet developing and maintaining a respect-based sense of community within the Honors College and cohort. Additionally, coaches impart knowledge of campus resources and support systems in an enthusiastic and supportive manner, and maintain weekly contact in order to develop social, professional, and interpersonal friendship with mentees.