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University Peer Leadership FAQs

For Students:

How do I meet and contact my peer leader?

You will be introduced to your peer leader in your UNIV 110 course.  Their contact information will be shared with you through your UNIV 110 course, so please check your Moodle page and/or syllabus.

Will my peer leader know about my major and my other classes?

Your peer leader will know your major. However, you will select to share with your peer leader about your non-UNIV classes.

Why should I meet with my peer leader? What are the benefits of having a peer leader?

Building a relationship with your peer leader allows you to learn about Coastal’s resources and opportunities from a student that has been in your shoes. It will also help you begin building a community at Coastal.  Both of these will assist in making a successful transition to college.

What kinds of activities or events can I expect my peer leader to invite me to?

There are a variety of activities and events your peer leader may invite you to.  These may be academically focused, such as a workshop or speaker presentation, or student life, such as a Homecoming event. These are great opportunities for you to get to know the university.

Can my peer leader handle a problem I have with my instructors?

Your peer leader can help you prepare to work with your instructors to resolve any issue.  However, you will need to speak with your instructors.

Can I contact my peer leader any time I have a question? Is my peer leader available to answer non-academic questions?

Yes!  However, they may need to direct you to a faculty or staff member to help answer your question.


For University Peer Leaders:

What does a peer leader do?

Peer leaders assist and support incoming students in their transition to college.  This includes, but not limited to:

  • Collaborating with assigned UNIV 110 instructor and attend class as negotiated;
  • Promoting engagement in University life.

How do I become an University peer leader?

We identify potential peer leaders through nominations by their deans, professors, advisors, department chairs or other faculty and staff.  However, self-nominations will be considered.

What are the benefits of being a peer leader?

There are tons of benefits!  You will gain leadership experience, connect with students, faculty and staff, earn course credit, and improve your communication skills.  Not to mention, it is a great resume builder!

Is there compensation for being an University peer leader?

There will be a stipend for the academic year.

What is the timeline for becoming an University peer leader?

Students are nominated in February.  Interviews will take place beginning in March until all positions are filled.


For Parents:

How will peer leaders be interacting with my student?

Peer leaders will be available in the classroom during UNIV 110 meetings.  Peer leaders will also invite student to participate in campus events and extracurricular activities.

Will the peer leader tutor my student?

Peer leaders do not provide content-specific tutoring.  They can, however, provide support in general academic areas. If your student needs tutoring, their peer leader can direct them to options on campus.