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


  • Submit the completed Peer Leader application, resume, and recommendation letter by February 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Recommendation Letter Requirements: Recommendation Letter should be written by an individual who has either taught, advised, or supervised the applicant. The Recommendation Letter may not be from a family member. This Recommendation Letter should include information about the applicant’s character, professionalism, leadership abilities/qualities, communication skills, ability to work with others, and commitment to academic success. Letters should also include the contact information of the person who write the recommendation.
    • Resume Requirements: Resume should include all involvement and employment information that would be relevant to the Peer Leader experience.
  • Attend Spring Retreat on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Attend Peer Leader and Instructor Meet and Greet in April 2018.
  • Attend all Fall Forum meetings for evaluation, reflection, and processing of the Peer Leader experience. Peer Leaders have the option to register for the Fall Forum as a two credit hour graded academic course on Thursday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Attend all class meetings for the first year compass course in which you are assigned as a Peer Leader.
  • Create and sustain positive working relationships with paired instructor.
  • Plan and execute engagement opportunities for first-year students in your assigned course.


  • 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

Peer Leader Spring RetreatMarch 24, 2018
Fall Forum MeetingsThursday Evenings Fall 2018

Application Timeline

Application AvailableJanuary 10, 2018
Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2018
Interview DaysWeek of February 26 - March 2, 2018
Notify Applicants of SelectionMarch 9, 2018

Apply to be a Peer Leader

Applications for the 2018 Peer Leader positions are closed at this time.

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