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.  

    We are now accepting Peer Mentor applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.  To apply, click on the link below. The application deadline is Friday, March 26th.
     
    Peer Mentor Application (Google Form)
  • 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 2021-2022

Listed below are descriptions of the Honors College Peer Mentoring Groups for the 2021-2022 Academic year.  

Payton Massey 
 
Payton Massey, Marketing

Hi! My name is Payton and I am a Marketing major. I'm excited to act as a friend and guide to incoming Honors College students. I love that I will be a helping hand to someone new and hopefully become someone a new student can rely or just a friend on a stressful day.  When I was a freshman, I always knew there was someone I could reach out to if I ever needed anything. This is a real comfort when you are navigating through your first year. 
 

 

Joi

Joi Partee, Film and Video Production

Hi! My name is Joi, and I am super excited to serve as a peer mentor this year. I would love to help in any way that I can just to show my support for our incoming Honors students, and to be there as a friend and source of encouragement during the chaos of their first year!

 

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Santiago Fernandez, Economics

Hi, my name is Santiago Fernandez and I am an Economics major. I am thrilled to be welcoming you to UWG and the Honors College. Throughout my college career here, I have had assistance in whatever it is that I needed to excel and be the best student I can be. I hope to be a friend and reference point for you as well to help you navigate our institution the best possible way.

 

 
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Stephanie Woods, Marketing

Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie Woods and I’m a junior marketing and management major! I'm looking forward to making connections and getting to know new Honors College students. I want to help make their transition as seamless and smooth as possible and I’m here to help in any way I can. I can’t wait to meet you all!

 

 
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Bryson Frederick, Physics, Computer Science

Hello, I’m Bryson Frederick. I’m a Physics and Computer Science double major and I’m excited to be a peer mentor this semester. When it comes to academia, few love it like I do. From hard science and math to history and philosophy, you name it, and I probably love it. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing my passion for academia with you!

 

 

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Tori McCord, Political Science

Hi! My name is Tori McCord. I’m a sophomore Honors political science major. I am so excited to work with you this year as you make this huge transition adjusting to college life . Go West, Go Wolves! 

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 Bianca Gant, Speech Language Pathology, Communication Studies

Hi, my name is Bianca Grant and I am a speech language pathology major with a minor in communication studies! I’m not just a mentor, but I am also a friend. Please feel free to reach out with questions about anything. Honors College is amazing, and I can’t wait to see what this year holds for us! There are so many things to be a part of on campus, and I can help to find something that is just right for you. Whatever you need, just let me know. I’ll always be there for you all!

 

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 Janea' Clark, Speech Language Pathology

Hey Everyone! My name is Janea' Clark. I am a Speech-Language Pathology Major and a Psychology Minor. I am looking forward to being a friend and an assistant to each of you as you journey through your first year in the Honors College. I am excited to share with you opportunities and organizations to have fun and get involved in on campus. My mentor was a great help and provided a lot of support to me, and I would like to do the same for you.

 

  • Payton Massey 

     
    Payton Massey, Marketing

    Hi! My name is Payton and I am a Marketing major. I'm excited to act as a friend and guide to incoming Honors College students. I love that I will be a helping hand to someone new and hopefully become someone a new student can rely or just a friend on a stressful day.  When I was a freshman, I always knew there was someone I could reach out to if I ever needed anything. This is a real comfort when you are navigating through your first year. 
     

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    Joi


    Joi Partee, Film and Video Production

    Hi! My name is Joi, and I am super excited to serve as a peer mentor this year. I would love to help in any way that I can just to show my support for our incoming Honors students, and to be there as a friend and source of encouragement during the chaos of their first year!

     


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    Santiago Fernandez, Economics

    Hi, my name is Santiago Fernandez and I am an Economics major. I am thrilled to be welcoming you to UWG and the Honors College. Throughout my college career here, I have had assistance in whatever it is that I needed to excel and be the best student I can be. I hope to be a friend and reference point for you as well to help you navigate our institution the best possible way.

     

     

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    Stephanie Woods, Marketing

    Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie Woods and I’m a junior marketing and management major! I'm looking forward to making connections and getting to know new Honors College students. I want to help make their transition as seamless and smooth as possible and I’m here to help in any way I can. I can’t wait to meet you all!

     

     

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    Bryson Frederick, Physics, Computer Science

    Hello, I’m Bryson Frederick. I’m a Physics and Computer Science double major and I’m excited to be a peer mentor this semester. When it comes to academia, few love it like I do. From hard science and math to history and philosophy, you name it, and I probably love it. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing my passion for academia with you!

     

     


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    Tori McCord, Political Science

    Hi! My name is Tori McCord. I’m a sophomore Honors political science major. I am so excited to work with you this year as you make this huge transition adjusting to college life . Go West, Go Wolves! 


  • bianca 

     Bianca Gant, Speech Language Pathology, Communication Studies

    Hi, my name is Bianca Grant and I am a speech language pathology major with a minor in communication studies! I’m not just a mentor, but I am also a friend. Please feel free to reach out with questions about anything. Honors College is amazing, and I can’t wait to see what this year holds for us! There are so many things to be a part of on campus, and I can help to find something that is just right for you. Whatever you need, just let me know. I’ll always be there for you all!

     


  •  student

     Janea' Clark, Speech Language Pathology

    Hey Everyone! My name is Janea' Clark. I am a Speech-Language Pathology Major and a Psychology Minor. I am looking forward to being a friend and an assistant to each of you as you journey through your first year in the Honors College. I am excited to share with you opportunities and organizations to have fun and get involved in on campus. My mentor was a great help and provided a lot of support to me, and I would like to do the same for you.