Before applying to be a Peer Leader, please review the requirements, responsibilities, and mandatory dates.


  1. Submit the Peer Leader application and required reference.
  2. Attend four 2-hour workshops in the spring.
  3. Attend a Peer Leader and Instructor Workshop.
  4. Attend all Compass Course classes.
  5. Create and sustain positive working relationships with paired instructor.
  6. Plan and execute out-of-classroom engagement opportunities for first-year students in their assigned course.
  7. Provide thoughtful feedback to assist with assessment and improvements of the Peer Leader program.
  8. Attend bi-weekly fall forum for the evaluation, reflection, and processing of the Peer Leader experience. Peer Leaders have the option to register for the fall forum as a 2 credit hour graded academic course on Thursdays from 5pm-7pm. 


  • Serve as mentor to first-year students.
  • Serve as a role-model to first-year students.
  • Assist with the instruction of first-year courses.

Mandatory Dates

Training Workshop 1March 2, 2017
Training Workshop 2March 9, 2017
Training Workshop 3March 23, 2017
Training Workshop 4March 30, 2017

Application Timeline

Application AvailableJanuary 11, 2017
Application DeadlineFebruary 9, 2017
Interview DaysFebruary 16 & 17, 2017
Notify Applicants of SelectionFebruary 24, 2017

Apply to be a Peer Leader

The 2017 Peer Leader application is closed.

Application and Reference Form are due February 9, 2017, at Midnight!

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