The purpose of the Peer mentoring program is to help incoming students adjust to life at University of West Georgia and the Honors experience by enhancing group support and community within the Honors College.  

Peer mentors are current upper division students in the Honors College that work with groups of 5-10 newly admitted Honors College students throughout the academic year.

In addition to small group meetings and events determined by the mentor/mentee groups, the Peer Mentors also work with the Honors Council, the student governing body of the Honors College to plan several large-scale meetings and community engagement events and help facilitate student involvement in these activities.

Peer Mentors 2020

  • Peer Mentoring Objectives

    Peer Mentoring Objectives  

    • To enhance group support and community within the Honors College
    • To assist new students with transition to UWG
    • To encourage mutually beneficial, positive and lasting relationships between students
    • To  provide peer mentors with opportunities for developing skills in leadership, group facilitation, communication and event-planning
    • To enhance mentees’ abilities to interact comfortably with people and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Peer Mentor Details

    Peer Mentor Details

    Being a Peer Mentor is a great opportunity for upper division students to serve the Honors College community.  Students serving as mentors will receive community engagement hours for their volunteer service. As such, peer mentors are expected to meet the following requirements:

    • Participate in a mandatory ½ day training session that will take place at the end of Spring Semester and a refresher training at the beginning of Fall Semester
    • Provide a picture and bio to be posted on the Honors College Website
    • Introduce yourself to your mentees prior to Fall Semester
    • Attend the Honors College Cookout on the last day of Pack Premiere (usually the day before Fall classes begin) to meet your mentees
    • Meet with mentees as a group at least 3 times each semester and help facilitate student involvement in and the planning of Honors College/Honors Council community engagement and social events
    • Maintain an open line of communication throughout the semester with mentees
    • Remind students about upcoming events and encourage students to attend programs sponsored by the Honors College and/or Honors Council
    • Refer students to campus resources
    • Log all contact dates you have with your mentees using the student contact form
    • Meet with the Honors College Advisor once a semester for evaluation.  At the end of the Academic Year, Peer Mentors who have met all of the criteria will receive 30 Community Engagement hours for their volunteer service.
  • Peer Mentor Application

    Peer Mentor Application

    All applicants must have completed at least 30 credit hours and be in good academic standing in the Honors College to be considered for the positions of Peer Mentor.  If you are unsure of your Honors College Standing, please email honors@westga.edu.  

    We are now accepting Peer Mentor applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.  To apply, click on the link below. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 10th.
     
  • Peer Mentee Details

    Peer Mentee Details

    A Peer Mentee Application will be provided to all incoming Honors College students prior to their orientation session to assist with matching students with a mentor.  Students will have an opportunity to select their top two choices for a mentor after viewing brief bios of the Peer Mentoring Team, allowing students to connect with someone with similar interests or experiences.   Students will be assigned to mentoring groups based on “themes” comprised of up to 10 students per mentor.

    Once paired, students will be provided with the name of their mentor.  Before arriving on campus, students will receive an introduction email from their mentor and will have an opportunity to meet with their mentor at the Honors College Cookout on day 2 of Pack Premiere.

    Throughout the academic year, there will be many opportunities for students to engage with their mentoring group through small group meetings and other Honors College meetings and events.  We hope this program will allow students the opportunity to ask questions, meet new friends, get involved, build connections, and start to become part of the Honors College community of scholars.   

Peer Mentoring Groups 2019-2020

Listed below are descriptions of the Honors College Peer Mentoring Groups for the 2019-2020 Academic year.  The Mentors are listed by theme names.

Grace Beagles
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME

Grace Beagles, English Major

"Hi! My name is Grace Beagles and I am an English major and Creative Writing minor. I am looking forward to serving as your mentor and helping you in any way possible. This group might be for you if you love watching funny movies or TV shows like The Office or Friends. Most importantly, this group will focus on building friendships and utilizing various campus resources to make your experience at UWG the best it can be!"


Elena

HONORABLE PERFORMERS

Elena Mayfield, Psychology Major 

"Hi! I'm Elena, a Psychology major at UWG! Are you passionate about theater or music? Whether you just enjoy music and theater or you love being part of it, this is the group for you! My goal is to create a space for creative students to share their love for the performing arts and bond over anything from Hamilton to Panic! at the Disco or songwriting- and anything in  between. If music and theater are important in your life, I'd love to get to know you throughout your first year here at UWG!"


destinee

THE DEE HIVE  

Destinee Muldrow, Business Management Major

"Hi! My name is Destinee, and I am a Business major. With my major, I hope to start my own graphic design business. Being part of an entrepreneurial family inspires me to go for my dreams, and I hope to encourage you to do the same. If you enjoy singing, dancing, and listening to music from R&B to Pop genres, then this may be the group for you. I look forward to connecting with those with the same interest and similar major."

 

Kari Wood

LET'S GET DICEY

Kari Wood, English Major

"Hi! My name is Kari. I'm an English major, but that doesn't mean all I like to do is write papers! Even Honors College students need a break. Let's Get Dicey is about having fun and building community through playing board games, card games, and other party games. I'd also like to help you adjust to college life and make West Georgia feel like a home away from home."

 

neely

THE WELL-ROUNDED WOLVES

 Gracie Neely, Accounting and Business Management Major

"There is nothing more intimidating than figuring out how to juggle all of your responsibilities as a first year student. Moving out, scholastics, social life, and other extracurricular activities can overwhelm even the best students. My name is Gracie Neely, and my mentoring group will focus on becoming and being your best in every aspect of the college life. I am a double major in accounting and business management and I am a Chemistry Workshop Leader. A balanced lifestyle is very important to me as I am a social butterfly who loves to go to the gym, but also values my scholastics highly! I would love to help guide you into having a well-balanced and stress free (as possible) college experience."


Malachi

HONORS OUTSIDE

Malachi Ivey, Mathematics Major

"Hi, I'm Malachi. I am an Applied Mathematics major. Do you like to be outside? Do you want to explore outside but don't know where to start? Here at Honors Outside we strive to suit everyone's needs no matter the experience or skill level. We'll shred the knar with sick climbing, awesome trail hiking, and rad bike rides! We'll take group trips with West Georgia Outdoors. Get ready to make friends and memories!"


Brooke foster

THE FREE THINKERS

Brooke Foster, Psychology Major

'Hi! My name is Brooke Foster and I am a Psychology major, minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies. If you have a passion for thinking outside the box and questioning the world around you, this is the group for you. Here we value creativity, open mindedness and acceptance. I think it is extremely important to be able to look at different perspectives and to be open to different opinions and lenses through which to view the world. This group can help make your first year a little easier by giving guidance and providing a supportive atmosphere. I look forward to meeting you all!"

 
   
  • Grace Beagles

    YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME

    Grace Beagles, English Major

    "Hi! My name is Grace Beagles and I am an English major and Creative Writing minor. I am looking forward to serving as your mentor and helping you in any way possible. This group might be for you if you love watching funny movies or TV shows like The Office or Friends. Most importantly, this group will focus on building friendships and utilizing various campus resources to make your experience at UWG the best it can be!"



  • Elena

    HONORABLE PERFORMERS

    Elena Mayfield, Psychology Major 

    "Hi! I'm Elena, a Psychology major at UWG! Are you passionate about theater or music? Whether you just enjoy music and theater or you love being part of it, this is the group for you! My goal is to create a space for creative students to share their love for the performing arts and bond over anything from Hamilton to Panic! at the Disco or songwriting- and anything in  between. If music and theater are important in your life, I'd love to get to know you throughout your first year here at UWG!"



  • destinee

    THE DEE HIVE  

    Destinee Muldrow, Business Management Major

    "Hi! My name is Destinee, and I am a Business major. With my major, I hope to start my own graphic design business. Being part of an entrepreneurial family inspires me to go for my dreams, and I hope to encourage you to do the same. If you enjoy singing, dancing, and listening to music from R&B to Pop genres, then this may be the group for you. I look forward to connecting with those with the same interest and similar major."

     


  • Kari Wood

    LET'S GET DICEY

    Kari Wood, English Major

    "Hi! My name is Kari. I'm an English major, but that doesn't mean all I like to do is write papers! Even Honors College students need a break. Let's Get Dicey is about having fun and building community through playing board games, card games, and other party games. I'd also like to help you adjust to college life and make West Georgia feel like a home away from home."

     


  • neely

    THE WELL-ROUNDED WOLVES

     Gracie Neely, Accounting and Business Management Major

    "There is nothing more intimidating than figuring out how to juggle all of your responsibilities as a first year student. Moving out, scholastics, social life, and other extracurricular activities can overwhelm even the best students. My name is Gracie Neely, and my mentoring group will focus on becoming and being your best in every aspect of the college life. I am a double major in accounting and business management and I am a Chemistry Workshop Leader. A balanced lifestyle is very important to me as I am a social butterfly who loves to go to the gym, but also values my scholastics highly! I would love to help guide you into having a well-balanced and stress free (as possible) college experience."



  • Malachi

    HONORS OUTSIDE

    Malachi Ivey, Mathematics Major

    "Hi, I'm Malachi. I am an Applied Mathematics major. Do you like to be outside? Do you want to explore outside but don't know where to start? Here at Honors Outside we strive to suit everyone's needs no matter the experience or skill level. We'll shred the knar with sick climbing, awesome trail hiking, and rad bike rides! We'll take group trips with West Georgia Outdoors. Get ready to make friends and memories!"



  • Brooke foster

    THE FREE THINKERS

    Brooke Foster, Psychology Major

    'Hi! My name is Brooke Foster and I am a Psychology major, minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies. If you have a passion for thinking outside the box and questioning the world around you, this is the group for you. Here we value creativity, open mindedness and acceptance. I think it is extremely important to be able to look at different perspectives and to be open to different opinions and lenses through which to view the world. This group can help make your first year a little easier by giving guidance and providing a supportive atmosphere. I look forward to meeting you all!"

     

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