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PAL Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Advisor at USC Lancaster! To be a PAL on USCL's campus is a coveted position, so be sure to put your best foot forward. Answer ALL questions in complete sentences and submit the form when it is complete. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2023. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion. If you do not receive a confirmation email, it is your responsibility to follow up with the Student Life office.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

PAL applicants MUST:

  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0
  • Have at least 12 credit hours completed by the end of Fall 2023
  • Be willing to help promote/advertise campus activities
  • Be able to participate in the following: 
    • On-campus interviews during the week of December 4th - December 8th
    • Spring 2024 3 credit hour Foundations of Leadership course designed specifically for PALs
    • New Lancer Orientation Sessions to be held summer 2024 (dates TBD)
    • Orientation workshops and conferences to be held in the future


  • PALs receive $500 in the spring for their work during the spring
  • PALs receive $500 in the Fall for their work during the summer and fall (work during the Fall is typically less strenuous)

*Required fields

I have read the above statements and agree with all that is listed. I would like to continue completing my PAL application. *


Section I: Background Information


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Academic Status (applicants must have completed at least one semester at USC Lancaster) *

Section II: References

Please list people who can attest to your work habits, personality, job skills, etc. Do not list relatives as a reference. One reference must be a current or former instructor, one reference must be a faculty/staff member that you have worked with on campus, and the remaining reference may be at your discretion.

Reference 1:

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Reference 2:

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Reference 3:

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Section III: Volunteer and Work Experience

Section IV: Questions

Please answer each question in 300 words or less in complete sentences only. Aim to make your answers meaningful, as this is your opportunity to really showcase your skills and experiences.

I certify that all the information I have provided in the 2022 PAL application is accurate and valid. *