All Peer Leaders should enroll in
credit FYE 301: Peer Leadership Seminar, held during
the fall semester.* Two sections are scheduled
for Fall 2013: Monday 8:40-10:40 a.m., or Friday
10:50 a.m.- 12:50 p.m. The course will meet 6
times over the course of the semester, with most
meetings occurring in September.
Leaders must also attend FYE 101
classes (or a 50-75 minute equivalent) for their
assigned section and act as a role model for the
students in the First-Year Program.
Leader training (on May 2, 2013: Reading Day) (peers new to
the program only).
half-day Peer Leader training session (late August, 2013,
peers new to
the program only).
in an FYE session on Opening Weekend.
your FYE 101 faculty member:
your Faculty Sponsor during the summer (e.g., to
develop and plan the FYE 101 syllabus and other
required to attend all outside of class activities with the FYE course to which they are assigned.
should meet periodically (weekly) with the
First-Year Program faculty members they are
should be active participants in the FYE101 course:
give at least one 50-minute lecture/discussion on a
topic of their choosing (in consultation with the
to have “up front time” with the class each week
(for timely announcements, reminders, etc.)
participate in (and help facilitate) in-class
activities and discussions.
your FYE101 instructor (or the FYE faculty director)
when you face a situation that makes you
uncomfortable or when you experience a conflict or
in FYE 101 classes (and with the FYE 101 students)
required to meet with their students at least once
during the semester outside of the classroom (e.g.,
for group participation in a campus activity). This
will require active organization by the peer
encouraged to involve their class in campus cultural
activities (such as campus events, lectures,
sporting events, etc.).
encouraged to help students connect to on-campus
clubs and on-campus support resources (as needed)
are neither encouraged nor discouraged.
should “be there” (as help and support) for
f. Leaders should
connect to first-year students outside of the
classroom and/or online (as appropriate).
will uphold all the rules and regulations of the
University, including academic integrity, in order
to serve as role models for first year students.
leaders should work as a team with their FYE 101
instructor and with fellow peer leaders, fulfilling
their responsibilities with respect and
consideration for all team members, including the
first year students.
will maintain the relationship of “Peer Leader” to
all the other students.
should avoid acting in a role beyond the scope of
the service for which they were selected and
trained; they should NOT offer “professional
services” requiring more extensive qualifications
and trainings (e.g., refer them to the appropriate
campus service, such as Counseling & Wellness,
*For those few peer
leaders, who would incur additional tuition expense
and exceed 18 total credits by registering for FYE
301, an alternate Peer Leadership Certificate option
is available, upon request.
choosing the 0 credit Certificate option will still
be required to attend the FYE 301 class and complete
all assignments in the FYE 301 “course,” in order to
earn the Certificate.