Peer Leadership Recruitment

2014 Tuesday Peer Leader Class

Mission Statement: To enhance student success by our leadership.

Peer Leadership is a reflection of your positive attitude, exemplary academic work, and interpersonal skills, which can be seen in first-year students as they progress in their adjustment to university life.

Interested in serving as a Peer Leader for GEP 101?


  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment in IDS 310 for leadership instruction
  • Completion of Peer Leader training
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • High standards of ethics and integrity
  • Respect for the University and its students, faculty and staff
  • Desire to serve others

More Information

2015 Peer Leader Information Sheet


We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2015 Peer Leaders. Please consider applying in Spring 2016 for fall 2015 positions!

New Peer Leader Applicants

  • Download the application and the reference form and save them to your computer.
  • Open with Adobe Reader.
  • Complete the application form, save the file, and print.
  • Return, with your two Faculty/Staff References, to the First-Year Programs Office (University 205).

2015 New Peer Leader Application

Peer Leader Faculty/Staff Reference Form

Returning Peer Leader Applicants

  • Download the application and save it to your computer.
  • Open with Adobe Reader.
  • Complete the application form, save the file, and print.
  • Return to the First-Year Programs Office (University 205).

2015 Returning Peer Leader Application

Other Information

Read more information on what is means to be a Peer Leader. Below you will find more information about the following: IDS 310 Peer Leader Prerequisite, Duties of a Peer Leader, Personal Rewards, Responsibilities of a Peer Leader, and Benefits for Peer Leaders.

IDS 310 Peer Leadership Prerequisite

Prerequisite: Permission by department head, Mike Wood, upon completion of training workshop.

IDS 310 is a one credit hour leadership course for students who have been selected to serve as Peer Leaders. Applicants must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and have completed the Peer Leaders Training Workshop. If not covered by scholarship, First-Year Programs will pay for the course. There will be no additional cost to students.

Duties of a Peer Leader

Helping students (answering questions, being a resource, and solving problems); becoming acquainted and working with lead instructor; assisting with class activities and teaching; developing positive relationships with students; making a difference in lives of freshmen and seeing progress in their adjustment to college.

Personal Rewards

Meeting with other Peer Leaders; sharing experiences (effective techniques, helpful resources, and problem solving); making new friendships; having a positive support system; networking; and developing leadership skills.

Responsibilities of a Peer Leader

  • Attend and participate in all class periods of the assigned GEP 101 section.
  • Serve as a role model for new students in academics, personal conduct, and leadership.
  • Assist in planning the syllabus and course content--meeting each week with the GEP 101 instructor.
  • Assist instructor by conducting tours and acquiring speakers.
  • Present information or material and lead occasional class discussions.
  • Serve as liaison between instructor and students.
  • Enroll in IDS 310, Peer Leadership.

Benefits for Peer Leaders

  • Experience a unique service opportunity.
  • Learn new leadership skills.
  • Obtain credentials for resume following graduation.
  • Earn one credit hour for IDS 310 each semester of service to a maximum of three credits at no additional cost. (if scholarship doesn't cover it, the first-year programs office pays for the course)
  • Receive textbooks and Peer Leader apparel.


Contact First-Year Programs.

Phone: 417-836-8343