Humanities Mentor Program

The Humanities Peer Mentor Program is designed to give new first year students a comfortable start at UCI and in the Humanities. Small groups of new freshpeople meet weekly with successful upper-division students Humanities Peer Mentors
majoring in the Humanities. The meetings address academic issues or are spent relaxing and having fun. Groups might explore the UCI campus, attend a workshop on time management and procrastination, enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, etc. Mentees keep journals in which they express ideas and raise issues for their mentors and take part in one whole group workshop each quarter. Mentees earn two units of P/NP credit for their participation in Fall and Winter quarters.

Another focus of the program is to encourage and assist the student mentors to go on to graduate school. They can choose to work closely with faculty sponsors. They write a paper during the Winter quarter documenting their experiences in the program and researching important issues pertaining to their mentor groups. Mentors earn four P/NP units for their participation in each of the Fall and Winter quarters.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Are you a Humanities major?
  • Will you be a true junior or senior (at least two years of college completed) and will you have attended UCI for three quarters or more by 9/1/15?
  • Will you have been a Humanities major for three quarters or more by 9/1/15?
  • Is your overall GPA a B- (2.7) or better?
  • Do you have an interest in sharing what you know about UCI and the surrounding area with a small group of new freshpeople?

IF SO, PLEASE APPLY! 

You must leave Thursdays 2-3:20 open in the Fall for weekly classes.
You must take part in both Fall 2015 and Winter 2016.

For more information, contact Lisa Payne-Miller in the Humanities Undergraduate Counseling Office by stopping by 143 HIB, calling (949) 824-5132, or emailing lpaynemi@uci.edu.  Applications available on this page or in 143 HIB.  Completed applications are due by 4 pm, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in 143 HIB or via e-mail to lpaynemi@uci.edu.  Late applications may, or may not, be considered depending on the on-time applicant pool. (Preference given to applicants who came to UCI as freshpeople.)