Honors Student Leader Application

The Honors College has the following student leadership positions open. Please find descriptions and the application here:

Honors Student Leaders

HONOR 1000 & 2000 PEER MENTORS

The Honors peer mentors foster a sense of belonging among incoming and returning students and provide connection to the Honors community among both off-campus and on-campus students. Working with Associate Dean Monisha Pasupathi, and Program Managers Virginia Solomon and Kristal Studer, peer mentors will engage first and second year students in discussions about college life, community, navigating Honors and University resources, and building positive academic and social experiences within Honors and the University.

Benefits:

Get to know 1st and 2nd year students in groups and face to face settings

Share your knowledge about Honors and the University of Utah

Improve your communication, community-building, and leadership skills

Learn about Honors and campus resources to promote student success

Earn a scholarship ($1,000)

Fall semester commitment

Eligibility:

  • You must be in good academic standing in the Honors College
  • Mandatory participation in on-line training over June-July 2021
  • Required full day orientation session prior to Fall semester 2021
  • About 10-12 hours per week to devote to the program

Process: Fill out this form (below) no later than March 31, 2021 at 5pm. The Honors Peer Mentor team will review and then contact selected students for personal interviews. Decisions on the final group of peer-mentors will be made by April 21, 2021.

PEER THESIS MENTORS

The Thesis Peer Mentor position primarily involves being available as a resource to help fellow students working on their theses. The expectation is that students applying for this position already have started their thesis. Thesis peer mentors also will assist in the planning of thesis related coursework for current honors courses (HONOR 1000 and 2000) as well as classes still in development. Expectations include holding office hours at a time of the mentor’s choosing, actively participating in promoting thesis-related programming and the Thesis Mentorship Community, and being available to assist in course development.

Benefits:

Help fellow students find the resources and encouragement to take on a project that can seem intimidating

Share your knowledge about Honors and the University of Utah

Improve your communication, community-building, and leadership skills

Learn about Honors and campus resources to promote student success

Earn a scholarship ($1,000)

Fall and Spring semester commitment

Eligibility:

  • You must be in good academic standing in the Honors College
  • Mandatory participation in on-line training over June-July 2021
  • Required full day orientation session prior to Fall semester 2021
  • About 10-12 hours per week to devote to the program

Process: Fill out this form (below) no later than March 31, 2021 at 5pm. The Honors Peer Mentor team will review and then contact selected students for personal interviews. Decisions on the final group of peer-mentors will be made by April 21, 2021.

HONORS AMBASSADORS

The Honors Ambassadors share their experience as University of Utah Honors students with prospective students and their families. Honors Ambassadors are tour guides and special assistants during Honors recruitment events and outreach programs throughout the academic year. Through these events Honors Ambassadors develop excellent presentation and intergroup communication skills while sharing their personal experiences within the Honors College. As one of the first students that incoming or prospective first years interact with, Honors Ambassadors are key to creating lasting connections to the U and the many opportunities that the Honors College provides. Contact Jennifer Wiseman.

Benefits:

Help students find a strong supportive community at the University of Utah

Share your knowledge about Honors and the University of Utah

Improve your communication, community-building, and leadership skills

Earn a scholarship ($1,000)

Fall and Spring semester commitment

Eligibility:

  • You must be in good academic standing in the Honors College

APPLICATION

Honors Student Leader Application
I have taken Honors courses *
I have came to the University as a: *
I started at the U in: *