Peer Leader Program

UC Peer Leaders

Primary Responsibilities:

Peer Leaders within the Learning Commons are upper-class students who provide academic support, mentor and facilitate Learning Community (LC) meetings throughout the year.  Peer Leaders are responsible for leading Learning Community meetings each week with content focused on the First Year Target Learning Areas, planning and implementing social events for LC students, and providing individual and small group mentoring. Peer Leaders attend weekly meetings, have weekly office hours, and develop lesson plans to meet the needs of their students. Peer Leaders must have experience and the academic background needed to address the academic needs and interests of their students. An important role of Peer Leaders is collaborating with faculty, advisors, organizations, and others to give students a high quality LC experience that prepares them for subsequent academic accomplishments.

Qualifications:

Competitive Peer Leader applicants will:

  • Have completed at least one full year at UC
  • Hold minimum of sophomore status
  • Maintain minimum of a 3.0 cumulative UC GPA
  • Be able to dedicate up to 8 hours each week to the position (fewer than 24 hours of on-campus hourly employment across all positions)

Recommender Requirements:

For the application, you must submit at least 2 recommenders.  Students should solicit recommendations from individuals who have seen the student’s academic, leadership, and interpersonal skills.  Recommenders can be faculty, staff, advisors, previous/current supervisors, and/or Peer Leaders.

How to Apply:

Once you have reviewed the position responsibilities and qualifications, go back to the Student Employment main page and apply. You are able to select more than one position you want to apply for within the application, but you should not select all positions.

Questions? Contact the Learning Commons front desk at (513) 556 – 3244 or email the professional staff member supervising the position. Go to the Learning Commons Professional Staff page for details on the supervisor you should contact. 

Peer Leader Coordinator and the Bearcat

“My experience as a Peer Educator is one that I wouldn't change for the world. It has gotten me so much more involved on campus both with knowing more about ongoing events and movements, as well as letting me meet very involved people on campus. I've felt personally responsible for helping my students strive. Being a Peer Educator has made me want to be a better role model and make the most out of my college years.” - A&S Peer Leader