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Peer Leaders

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 are undergraduate students who are hired and trained to serve as mentors and role models to engage incoming first-year students as they transition to Georgia Southern; help first-year students acclimate to college life; serve as an additional resource for FYE 1220 instructors; and support the Office of First and Second Year Experience.

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.

Positions are available for Armstrong and Statesboro campuses.

Peer Leaders are expected to:

  • Put aside racial, sexual, and personal bias in order to meet first-year student needs
  • Help first-year students acclimate to college life by providing a safe, accepting, and helpful environment
  • Use positive peer influence to promote a healthy, supportive, and respectful educational environment
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviors inside and outside of the classroom
  • Help students reach their academic, social, and personal goals by referring them to appropriate campus resources and professionals based on individual needs

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete Peer Leader Training
  • Weekly communication with assigned students
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources
  • Assist in program planning
  • Meet with assigned FYE 1220 instructor AT LEAST once before the end of the current semester to complete the Instructor/Peer Leader Agreement
  • Attend ALL class sessions of assigned FYE 1220 section
  • Set regular meetings with assigned instructor during the fall semester go discuss and prepare for class

Successful candidates must have

All applicants must

  • Complete this form as consent and approval for our department to verify a clear judicial record status with the Dean of Students office

If you have any questions regarding the application process or eligibility requirements, please contact

Brenda Richardson

Last updated: 3/31/2022