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Peer Advisors

If you are an upper-class student, consider becoming part of the YearOne Peer Advisor program. Help first-year students transition to college life, become an integral part of the RIT community, and benefit from your own student experiences. In addition, you will earn a stipend, and this is a great opportunity to share and build your leadership and student involvement experiences! Below are some common questions about the program and how to become involved.

What is a Peer Advisor, and What do they Do?

YearOne Peer Advisors are current RIT students who are actively engaged in campus and academic life on campus, and understand both the excitement and the trepidation that comes with the college transition. Peer Advisors are an integral part of the course and are carefully chosen; they are successful and personable undergraduates and are highly motivated to help first-year students to:

  • meet other students,
  • find new ways to anticipate and solve typical first-year problems,
  • gather information and be aware of university-sponsored academic and social activities,
  • become acquainted with the university.

PA Responsibilities

What is a Lead Peer Advisor, and What do they Do?

Upper-class students possessing previous leadership and campus engagement experience can apply to become a Lead Peer Advisor. Lead Peer Advisors are responsible for assisting in the classroom and supervising a team of Peer Advisors.

Lead PA Responsibilities

How much of a Time Commitment will this be?

The time commitment will be about 10 hours per week for Lead Peer Advisors. For Peer Advisors, it will be about 5 hours per week. Please keep in mind that specific hours may vary each week.

How do I apply to be a Peer Advisor or a Lead Peer Advisor?

If interested in a Peer Advisor or Lead Peer Advisor position for Fall 2016, please attend one of the sesssions below:

Day Date Time Location
*Tuesday March 1st 3:00pm Kate Gleason Res Hall A055
*Wednesday March 2nd 6:30pm Campus Center 2650
Thursday March 3rd 6:00pm NRH 1250
*Friday March 4th 2:00pm Kate Gleason Res Hall A055
Saturday March 5th 11:00am Kate Gleason Res Hall A055
*Sunday March 6th 11:00am Kate Gleason Res Hall A055
*Monday March 7th 5:30pm SAU 1829 Room
Tuesday March 8th 7:00pm SAU Clark A
Wednesday March 9th 3:00pm Kate Gleason Res Hall A055
*Thursday March 10th 6:30pm Campus Center 2650
Friday March 11th 2:00pm SAU 1829 Room

*Interpreted Sessions

After attending an information session, you will recieve a link to the application via e-mail. In addition to submitting an application, participation in a group process day is also required for selected candidates. All applications are due by Friday, April 1st and other specific deadlines and important dates are listed on the application.

Questions or Suggestions?

For additional information or questions, please contact the Academic Support Center at