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
- 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