Current Students

Honors Foundations

New students will register for IDH 2930 – Honors Foundations and will meet during the fall semester with a small group of Honors peers, led by a Peer Mentor. A Peer Mentor is an upperclass Honors student enrolled in the Judy Genshaft Honors College, specifically hired to share the Honors experience with incoming first-year students. The class is discussion-based, covering many topics that apply to both the Judy Genshaft Honors College and USF university life as a whole. In this class, Peer Mentors share their personal experiences and provide important information and resources for success.

This class is zero credits and has no tuition charge, but will be reflected on transcripts. It is required as part of the Judy Genshaft Honors College Curriculum.

Honors Foundations Program Purpose:

  • Ease the transition from high school to college by providing a venue to process college experiences, ask questions, and find an identity as an Honors College scholar.
  • Connect new students with the Honors College, students, staff, and faculty.
  • Start building networks of people and places that will be great resources at USF.

If you would like to apply to become a Peer Mentor, or if you have any questions about the program, please e-mail