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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)


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

Application Timeline

Event Date
PL 2024 Application opens Spring 2024
PL 2024 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

Application opens Spring 2024 for Fall 2024 Peer Leaders. Please check back with us.