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 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. 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 Orientation and 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 including planning at least one Popcorn and Conversation series topic with Mentoring Group
    • 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 month during designated Monday Night Honors events from 5-7pm. 
  • 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.  

    The Peer Mentor application for the 2023-2024 Academic year will open in Spring of 2023. 
     
  • Peer Mentee Details

    Peer Mentee Details

    Students are assigned to mentoring groups with students with similar majors or majors within the same college.

    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 2022-2023

Listed below are descriptions of the Honors College Peer Mentoring Groups for the 2022-2023 Academic year.  

Portrait of Ashanti Lane 
 
Ashanti Lane, Biology

 

 

Portrait of Payton Massey

Payton Massey, Marketing

Portrait of Crishunna Williams

Crishunna Williams, Mathematics

 

 
Portrait of Courtney Vance

Courtney Vance, Foreign Langauges & Literature

Hey! My name is Courtney Vance and I’m a Foreign Languages and Literatures major with a concentration in Spanish with P-12 certification. I’m super excited to be a mentor for upcoming freshmen in the Honors College. Being in the Honors College has given me so many unique opportunities and I can’t wait to see what it will do for you! I know college can be scary and stressful, and that’s what I’m here for. I’m always ready to help in any way I can!

 
Portrait of India Garcia

India Garcia, Speech Pathology

 

 

Portrait of Tayte Fuqua

Tayte Fuqua, Biology 

 Portrait of Reece Cook

 Reece Cook, Nursing

 

 

 Malachy Stanek, Psychology

 

  • Portrait of Ashanti Lane 

     
    Ashanti Lane, Biology

     

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    Portrait of Payton Massey


    Payton Massey, Marketing


  • Portrait of Crishunna Williams


    Crishunna Williams, Mathematics

     

     

  • Portrait of Courtney Vance


    Courtney Vance, Foreign Langauges & Literature

    Hey! My name is Courtney Vance and I’m a Foreign Languages and Literatures major with a concentration in Spanish with P-12 certification. I’m super excited to be a mentor for upcoming freshmen in the Honors College. Being in the Honors College has given me so many unique opportunities and I can’t wait to see what it will do for you! I know college can be scary and stressful, and that’s what I’m here for. I’m always ready to help in any way I can!

     

  • Portrait of India Garcia


    India Garcia, Speech Pathology

     

     


  • Portrait of Tayte Fuqua


    Tayte Fuqua, Biology 


  •  Portrait of Reece Cook

     Reece Cook, Nursing

     


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     Malachy Stanek, Psychology