Peer Leader Program

Peer Leader Program
A Peer Leader is a full-time, non-first-year student who will provide leadership over the summer, during orientation, and during the fall semester both in and outside the Common Experience classroom.  Each Peer Leader will serve as a role model and will be an integral part of helping new students make the transition to college life.

Interested in becoming a peer leader? 

Interested students must submit a completed application along with two recommendations (one must be from a Fisher College faculty member).  The other can be from a Fisher College faculty or staff. Late applicants will not be considered for a position.  After submitting the application, qualified students will be interviewed by the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership and the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Carla DeLucia at
The Common Experience requires that peer mentors meet the following qualifications:
  • A cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher
  • Excellent class attendance
  • Must be in good judicial standing with the college prior to and for the duration of the program

peer leader duties 
  • Must plan to attend all class meeting times for The Common Experience except as agreed upon with the class instructor
  • Take attendance daily in The Common Experience class
  • Make 2 presentations (10- 15 minutes in length) to the class in Common Experience
  • Help facilitate discussion in the classroom as requested by the instructor
  • Send weekly reminder emails and/or Blackboard announcements to the class
  • Hold office hours to meet with students who may be struggling in the class
  • Provide outreach to students missing class or assignments according to the direction of the instructor
  • Provide input into class activities and assignments as requested by the instructor
  • Be accessible to students the first few weeks of the semester to answer questions
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings, presentations, meals and social activities during Orientation
  • Assist with the various aspects of Orientation and participate in program preparations and/or presentations as necessary
  • Serve as a positive role model for all students
  • Interact with and get to know all new students
  • Be available to answer students’ questions regarding academic and social concerns
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership or Academic Affairs

Become a Peer Leader
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