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When new students enter the Honors College, we want them to feel welcomed and accepted. Peer mentors play an important role in this effort.

Mentors help guide and support new Honors freshmen as they make the transition into college life and specifically into the academic rigors of the Honors College.

Our program seeks sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are committed to and enthusiastic about the Honors College experience at Ball State. We need you to serve.

Serve as a Peer Mentor

Selected during spring for the next fall semester, peer mentors meet one hour per week with a group of freshman Honors students and one hour per week with a faculty supervisor for half of the semester (nine weeks).

Mentors register for HONR 300: Leadership Seminar (1 credit hour).

Freshmen register for HONR 100: Freshman Seminar (1 credit hour).

Peer Mentor Requirements

To be a peer mentor, you must:

  • be a member of the Honors College
  • have at least a 3.33 cumulative grade point average
  • have completed at least 6 credits of honors coursework

The application process for first-time mentors includes an interview. We will email a call for applications to all Honors College students.

Learn More

If you have questions about the Peer Mentors program, please contact the dean of the Honors College.