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Honors Mentoring Program

About the Program

Expectations for mentors and how they support honors students

Honors Mentors are an important part of the Honors first-year experience! Mentors help connect first-year students with the resources they need to be successful at West Virginia University by helping with the Honors Retreat and leading the HONR 102: Introduction to Honors course.

Mentors happily chatting with each other

How to Get Involved

Becoming an Honors mentor is a great way for students to find a deeper sense of connection with the Honors community.

Students who have completed a First-Year Seminar and earned a “B” or better in HONR 402: Peer Mentoring can become mentors for new Honors students. Students also need to maintain good academic standing in the Honors College and be available to teach a maximum of two sections of HONR 102: Introduction to Honors.

Mentors serve as teaching assistants for HONR 102: Introduction to Honors during the fall semester. Students can earn Honors credit through the mentor program by taking HONR 402: Peer Mentoring and HONR 490: Teaching Practicum.