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Become a University 101 Peer Leader

Who is a University 101 Peer Leader? 
A University 101 Peer Leader is an exceptional upper-class student, chosen to serve as a co-instructor in a University 101 class. Peer Leaders are selected through an application and interview process based on their academic success, involvement in campus organizations and knowledge of the South Carolina campus. Peer leaders are more than teaching assistants but rather, they are co-instructors, taking responsibility for leading class discussions, planning activities and working one-on-one with each student.

How do I become a Peer Leader?
Undergraduate students interested in becoming a peer leader must  apply online, submit a completed recommendation form by the appropriate deadline, and go through a group interview process in the spring. Qualified applicants are students with Junior standing or above during the semester they serve and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please view the University 101 Peer Leader position description for more information on the qualities and duties of a peer leader. All peer leaders must attend a spring orientation and Team-Building workshop during the spring semester, along with an August training workshop. Peer leaders also enroll in a specialized leadership development course, EDLP 520: The Teacher as Manager, during the semester they serve.

Students who plan to study abroad during the Spring 2018 semester or wish to be considered for a fall interview and early decision, should apply by the early decision deadline, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm. All other candidates should apply by the final deadline, Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm.”