Peer Leaders are upperclassman student leaders that serve as mentors and role models in first-year student courses. Peer Leaders are paired with a University faculty or staff member teaching a variety of first-year courses. These courses are designed to help first-year students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of campus resources, and acquire essential academic success skills.

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What are the benefits of serving as a Peer Leader?

Some of the benefits of being a Peer Leader include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develop and articulate transferable skills appropriate to personal and professional goals.
  2. Enhance communication and facilitation skills.
  3. Strengthen personal leadership identity.
  4. Establish positive relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Play a vital role with the University community.

Application information for Peer Leader positions is available on the Application Page.

For more information about the Peer Leader position, contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at or 205-348-8404.