Undergraduate Peer Leaders

orientation-2014

  • 2013 Peer Leaders

  • 2013 Peer Leaders at Late Night Social

  • Peer Leaders at PlayFair

  • Peer Leaders at Move In

  • Peer Leaders at President Guarasci's House


Peer Leaders are upper class students who play an important role in welcoming new students to Wagner College through their active participation in the Orientation and Link Programs. They are a select group of student leaders who are trained to serve as a social and academic guides for new students. Peer leaders aid in the transition to college life by serving as mentors and resources for new students. Each peer leader works closely with the faculty advisor, assists students in moving into the residence halls, and is involved in helping students discover the many activities and organizations that students can connect with at Wagner College. The Link Program "Links" a Peer Leader with a group of incoming students during the summer to reach out to the students and answer any questions they might have before Orientation.

Peer Leaders are upper class students who play an important role in welcoming new students to Wagner College through their active participation in the Orientation and Link Programs. They are a select group of student leaders who are trained to serve as a social and academic guides for new students. Peer leaders aid in the transition to college life by serving as mentors and resources for new students. Each peer leader works closely with the faculty advisor, assists students in moving into the residence halls, and is involved in helping students discover the many activities and organizations that students can connect with at Wagner College. The Link Program "Links" a Peer Leader with a group of incoming students during the summer to reach out to the students and answer any questions they might have before Orientation.


Eligibility Requirements

  •  Candidates must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  •  It is suggested the Peer Leaders not be enrolled in summer school session during the Orientation period.  Those who are employed must inform their employers that they will not be able to work during training hours and during Orientation weekend.
  • Candidates must complete the application and submit it no later than Thursday, February 20th at 3pm.
  • Candidates must have two reference forms  submitted by February 20th at 3pm.  One of these references must be completed by a Wagner faculty or staff member.
  • Candidates will be assigned an interview time once they have submitted their application. A member of the Campus Life Staff and a former Peer Leader will interview all students.

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to Wagner College students who have demonstrated the following:
  •  Helping fellow students be successful at Wagner College.
  • Academic success at Wagner College measured by a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • History of student leadership/involvement in campus life.
  • Sensitivity to and interest in issues of diversity and community service.
  • Interest in working closely as a team member with the Orientation staff.
  • Enthusiasm for Wagner College, its’ students, staff, faculty and academic and co-curricular life.
  • Ability to model appropriate behavior, goal setting and mentoring for new students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to positively representing Wagner College.

Job Description

The Peer Leader is directly involved in all aspects of the program and will:
  1. Serve as a positive role model for all new students.
  2. Abide by and enforce all college rules and regulations.
  3. Serve as a resource person for and work closely with a Faculty Advisor.
  4. Be available to answer students’ questions regarding any social/academic concerns
  5. Attend formal training sessions prior to Orientation sessions.
  6. Attend Orientation planning and evaluation sessions.
  7. Assist students in moving into the Residence halls.
  8. Be responsible for all students in advisement groups during the entire weekend.
  9. Distribute schedules and other materials.
  10. Attend all meals with students.
  11. Attend all social events scheduled for new students.
  12. Be alcohol and substance free for the entire Orientation period.
  13. Aid with any emergencies that may occur.
  14. Maintain continuous contact with the advisement group throughout the year.
  15. Attend meetings as scheduled by the Deans’ Office and Co-Curricular Programs throughout the year.
  16. Peer Leaders will serve in the Link Program beginning in the summer and throughout the remainder of the year

Application Process

  • Complete online application here.   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 3 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation online here.   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 3 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Attend MANDATORY SELECTION DAY: February 22, 2014  8am-3pm (Please notify us if you are attending RA Selection Day, as well.)

Any questions should be directed to Co-Curricular Programs, ext 3277.