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Peer Education

Peers are often the most effective educators. As such, peer education is a valuable tool for increasing student success through social and academic mentoring.

Peer Leaders

Peer leaders are undergraduate students who are specially selected and trained to serve as mentors and role models to help first-year students acclimate to college life in FYE courses. Peer leaders are paired with a faculty or staff member to serve as an additional resource in FYE instruction.

This is a volunteer position for which students can receive service credit. Additionally, peer leaders will:

  • Develop and articulate transferable skills appropriate to personal and professional goals.
  • Enhance communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Gain valuable leadership experience.
  • Establish positive relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff while serving as a vital member of the University community.

Select one of the following to learn more about peer leader opportunities on your campus:

Peer Leader Supervisors

Peer leader supervisors are responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising peer leaders. Peer leader supervisors support peer leaders by sharing their experiences and being available to peer leaders as they learn their role in FYE 1220. This paid position requires previous experience as an FYE 1220 peer leaders.

Select one of the following to learn more about peer leader supervisor opportunities on your campus:

Last updated: 8/7/2020