ENGAGE 101 is a three-hour, Freshman Year Seminar course (FYS). Students will receive academic and personal survival tools, get a general orientation to the resources and services available at HBU, interact and meet other students, and receive personal attention. The class size is small with approximately 25 students and is led by faculty, staff, and administrators who have a special interest in the success of freshman students.
Nationally, students who enroll in a freshman seminar course produce a higher GPA, have higher retention rates at that school, and higher graduation rates. ENGAGE 101 is designed to help make the transition to college a little easier.
FYS Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentors are undergraduate students who assist faculty and staff instructors in a section of ENGAGE 101 (first year seminar course) for the fall term and continue their mentoring role one-on-one in the spring term. These campus leaders serve as role models, mentors, campus resource experts, and trusted points of contact for ENGAGE 101 students. Peer Mentors work collaboratively with other peer mentors and their instructors, while assisting students solving problems and getting involved on campus.
Benefits of Peer Mentoring
As a Peer Mentor you get to serve as a role model and a point of contact for a core group of first year students. You also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other peer mentors and instructors and develop significant relationships with other peer mentors and instructors. By serving as a resource for campus services and activities and assisting students in solving problems and getting involved on campus, you will have the opportunity to engage in leadership development skills.
Becoming a Peer Mentor
Peer Mentor applications open in early Spring. Students chosen for a Peer Mentor position are required to participate in Welcome Days as a Pack Leader prior to their ENGAGE 101 position. This will enable all Peer Mentors to build a relationship and connect with their current students prior to the first day of classes!