Scholar Society Peer Mentors

Scholar Societies provide the opportunity to make a lasting connection with a faculty member and peer mentor. These faculty-led groups, each of which has a specific theme or area of focus, help foster community among honors students and create the opportunity for informal interactions with a faculty member. Society faculty engage with honors students through meals, off-campus field trips, on-campus events, and themed discussions. Through the societies, students explore local and regional issues relevant to the New Orleans community and experience intellectual leadership within a particular discipline.

The Peer Mentor role is a year-long leadership opportunity for previous First-Year Honors Scholars to serve as a mentor to first-year students and build a relationship with a faculty member outside of the classroom. Peer Mentors play a crucial role in helping First-Year Honors Scholars transition to the academic and social communities of Tulane by communicating with students and facilitating conversations and programming.

2023-2024 Scholar Societies



  • Attend all Society events and meetings and support student participants with questions
  • Assist the Faculty Lead in any communication efforts related to the Scholar Society
  • Meet regularly with the Faculty Lead
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
  • Attend peer mentor training

The Peer Mentor role will be compensated $250 for the Fall semester and $250 in the Spring semester, paid in monthly installments. This stipend will not interfere with any federal work-study eligibility. Your stipend is contingent upon good standing with the Scholar Societies.


Please contact Destiny Karash-Givens, Program Manager for the first-year honors scholars, at