The Honors Program encourages both incoming and returning students to acquaint themselves with the IU Southeast Center for Mentoring. We are also pleased to offer an informal, internal mentoring system within the Honors Program. Any interested incoming student may request to be mentored by a current Honors student. The Hutton Honors College at IU Bloomington has posted the following description of mentoring, and we encourage all mentors and mentees to follow these guidelines:

Mentors are not academic advisors, counselors or close personal friends - although mentor and mentee pairs becoming friends is a possible outcome. Rather they serve new students as immediate contacts on campus who are able to help them adjust to life at IU and give them hints on how to take full advantage of all the resources and opportunities that exist on this large and complex campus - including tips on courses and professors, activities, organizations both on campus and in the community, and studying to succeed.

Mentors and mentees are paired according to academic and extracurricular interests, and mentors serve as a personal guide to the Program and the university. For more information, please write to


HP mentor Taylor Troncin and mentee Theresa Berry were paired because of their mutual interest in literature. Once they met, they discovered another mutual interest: Daryl Dixon.


HP mentor Jennifer Reichert and mentee Elizabeth Martinez first met while earning Bridging the Gap certification for medical interpreting through Kentucky Refugee Ministries in November 2010. Three years later when Ms. Martinez joined the Honors Program, they were delighted to cross paths again.