The University Honors Program guides the intellectual and emotional development of our students and instills in our students a lifelong love of learning. Students are encouraged to continually strive for excellence in all areas and we expect that our students have the highest intellectual and ethical principles. In short, our purpose is for all participants to achieve “an alert and growing personality, with a balanced system of values; a deep-seated purpose in life; a sense of responsibility for the future; and a dedication to good citizenship.”

Peer Mentors co-lead the one-credit recitation of the Honors First-Year Seminar (HONR 192) in the Fall semester.  The goals of the orientation component are to:

  • connect students with the Honors community,
  • expose students to resources and the Honors curriculum,
  • discuss issues from different points of view and
  • to have FUN!



  • Must be a student in the University Honors Program with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Must be available for 2023 trainings: April 19th (Team Kickoff, 3:30pm-5pm) and August 15th (Curriculum & Canvas, 10am-3pm)
  • Must be able to attend 2023 RamWelcome (August 16th), 4pm-7:30pm
  • Must be able to attend one Peer Mentor discussion session per week in the fall term
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Must have the desire and ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be willing to learn and grow through the position.



  • Possess a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Be an effective and clear communicator with peers and supervisor.
  • Demonstrate authenticity, flexibility, creativity, humor, dedication, and understanding that circumstances may change.



  1. Co-lead the orientation component of the Honors First-Year Seminar, HONR 192. This course meets once per week for 50 minutes.
  2. Track attendance, grade assignments and be a resource for first-year Honors students.
  3. Attend one Peer Mentor discussion meeting per week. (Peer Mentor discussion meetings will be held twice a week, each Peer Mentor is required to attend one. Times will be decided closer to the semester, depending on Peer Mentors schedules.) 
  4. Assist with the Honors Program RamWelcome the week before classes start.
  5. Attend required training sessions in April and August.



  1. Eligible to receive optional one graded academic credit (HONR 384 “Supervised College Teaching”).
  2. Receive a scholarship award of at least $500 at the end of the fall semester.
  3. Be an essential resource and connection for Honors first-year students.
  4. Have an AMAZING leadership experience!



How To Apply:

  1. Fill out the online application form.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Upload your personal statement.
  4. Submit your application no later than Friday, February 17th by 11:59 pm.


Selection Timeline Activity
February 17 by 11:59 pm Completed Applications Due Online
February 20-24 Interview Sign Ups
Feb 27-March 10 Peer Mentor Interviews
March 20 Peer Mentor Notification


Interviewing Assistance:

Career Center Counselors are available if you need assistance with your resume and/or interviewing skills. You may contact The Career Center at (970) 491-5707 to schedule an individual appointment or stop by during drop-in hours. For more information visit: https://career.colostate.edu


If you have any questions please contact Melanie Smith Nichols, Honors Program Coordinator & Track 2 Advisor, Melanie.Nichols@colostate.edu


Honors Peer Mentor Application
(Spring and Fall 2023)


If you have any questions please contact Melanie Smith Nichols,
Honors Program Coordinator
and Track 2 Advisor,