New students will register for IDH 2930 – Honors Foundations - and will meet with a small group led by a Peer Mentor throughout the fall semester. A peer mentor is an upper-classman enrolled in the Honors College specifically hired to share the Honors College experience with incoming first-year students. The class is discussion-based covering many topics that apply to both the Honors College and University life as a whole. In this class the peer mentors share their personal experiences with the students as well as provide important information and resources for success.
This class is zero credits and has no tuition charge, but it will be reflected on transcripts and is a required part of the Honors College Experience.
The purpose of the Peer Mentor program is:
- To 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.
- To connect new students with the Honors College, students, staff, and faculty.
- To 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.