Honors students also have the opportunity to broaden their Cal Poly experience and develop their leadership skills through mentoring.
The Honors Program is proud of a successful first year of Peer Mentoring. Serving over 100 participants, the Peer Mentoring Program pair’s first-year students with Honors Program student mentors who provide guidance, coaching, and friendship. Academics is not the only focus. The program provides social opportunities, which help the students to achieve their full potential while becoming active members of the Honors community. From night hikes to donut days to bowling, both mentors and mentees agree this opportunity is like none other in the Honors Program. Planning and preparation for the 2016-2017 academic year has already begun! The Peer Mentoring program will be incorporated into the HNRS 100 course this coming fall. Therefore, our incoming first-year students will have the opportunity to get to know one another through class discussions, socializing, seminars, and great events. This year, we are excited to team with staff and advisors in University Housing as well as campus faculty in providing an exciting and rewarding mentor program. Mentors will be looking to assist our new Honors students as they address daily challenges and transition to life at Cal Poly. We look forward to continuing Honors students welcoming the newest members of our community and to help them to be successful.