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Peer Mentoring Program

The Calhoun Honors College Peer Mentoring Program creates a community of students working and learning together to develop a unique perspective of living and learning through shared experiences.  Peer mentors are current upperclassmen in the Honors Program that work with groups of 4-7 newly admitted Honors students throughout the academic year.

In addition to small group events determined by the mentor/mentee groups, the Peer Mentors also plan several large-scale events, including an Honors information fair in August known as Honors New Student Day and various social events including Lemonade on the Lawn.

Objectives of Mentoring

  • To enhance group support and community within the Honors College
  • To assist new students with the transition to Clemson University
  • To encourage active participation in students' academic years
  • To encourage mutually beneficial, positive and lasting relationships between students
  • To provide peer mentors with opportunities for developing skills in group facilitation, communication and event-planning
  • To enhance mentees' abilities to interact comfortably with people and groups from diverse background

Requirements

  • Participate in a mandatory training session 
  • Meet with mentees as a group at least three times each semester
  • Maintain an open line of communication throughout the semester with mentees
  • Log all contact dates you have with your mentees using the required form