Senior Project Advisor
Lourdes Gutierrez Najera
mentorship, students of color, community building, counternarrative
Honors Peer Mentors are trained to be welcoming and reliable sources of community for incoming students of color in the Honors College; offer constructive opportunities and solutions for perceived problems; and listen to, support, and encourages the mentee. There are also benefits in being a peer mentor. A primary goal of the Honors Peer Mentor Team is to increase support for incoming Honors students from underrepresented backgrounds and facilitate connections with cross-campus partners, including the Ethnic Student Center, Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Center, LGBTQ+, Disability Outreach Center, mental health resources, Academic Advising, Career Services, etc This paper is both a guide and a narrative detailing the creating and presentation of the first year of the Mentorship Program. Major sections of this guide address the building of a relationship with the mentee and the mentorship team, improvements for the program for future years, and a heavy focus on creating a program rooted in revolutionary practices like community-building and intentional love.
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Leija Rosas, Silvia, "Honors Peer Mentorship: A Guide to Sustaining Community in the Institution" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 569.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Peer teaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham; College students--Washington (State)--Bellingham
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington University
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