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What are the benefits of serving as a Peer Leader?

Benefits of being a Peer Leader include:

  1. Develop professional skills that will transfer broadly to future career and personal goals.
  2. Enhance communication and group facilitation skills.
  3. Strengthen personal leadership identity.
  4. Establish positive relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Play a vital role in the UA community.

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


  • Submit a completed Peer Leader application.*
  • Attend the Spring Peer Leader Meet & Greet event.*
  • If selected, enroll in UA 110 – Peer Leader 101 (one credit hour, graded course).
  • Attend all class times for the compass course you are assigned.
  • Create and sustain a positive working relationship with your compass course Instructor.
  • Plan and execute engagement opportunities for first-year students in your assigned course.


  • Serve as a coach to first-year students in the course you serve as a Peer Leader.
  • Serve as a positive role model to first-year students.
  • Serve as an undergraduate teaching assistant in your compass course.
  • Build rapport with first-year students, fellow peer leaders, and instructional staff.

Mandatory Dates

Event Date
Peer Leader Spring Training TBD
Spring Meet & Greet (On-Campus)

Friday, April 21, 2023

Instructor & PL-Meet & Greet August (1-2 days before the start of the semester)

Application Timeline

Event Date
PL 2023 Application opens Wednesday, February 15, 2023
PL 2023 Application closes Extended until all Peer Leader spots filled.
Interviews scheduled as needed
Notification of Peer Leaders Selection continuous until all spots filled.

Apply to be a Peer Leader

Peer Leader Application

Applications for Fall 2023 Peer Leader positions are open until further notice.