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Peer Instructor


  • Co-lead/teach your UNIV 100 class two times a week for fifty minutes.
  • Prepare class lessons on topics important to the new student transition.
  • Meet weekly with your faculty/staff instructor.
  • Assist with the development of a syllabus for the course.
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for academic and personal success.
  • Support and attend the “Success Starts Here” series.
  • Plan and implement out of class learning and community development opportunities for students in your class.
  • Help with opening weekend activities including move-in and the New Student Welcome.
  • Attend weekly professional development sessions on Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm during the Fall semester.
  • It is mandatory that you participate in all training sessions.
  • Spring training is still to be scheduled
  • Fall training will take place Sunday, August 17th through Wednesday, August 20th.

How will you benefit?

  • You will have the opportunity to help other students succeed.
  • You will gain valuable leadership experience.
  • You will work closely with an RU faculty or staff member.
  • You will help shape and educate the future of Radford University.
  • You will be compensated at least $400.


  • Know and understand the purpose of the Office of New Student Programs.
  • Set an example (role model) for your UNIV 100 students.
  • Know and understand the rationale for university and UNIV 100 policies and be able to explain and interpret these policies.
  • Maintain a professional attitude while serving as a Radford University employee.
  • Applicants are expected to be in Good Disciplinary Standing.


Preference will be given to Radford University students who have demonstrated the following:

  • Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the end of the spring 2014 semester.
  • Credit load while teaching: A Peer Instructor must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours unless an exception has been granted.

Interview Process

  • A 30 minute individual interview will take place between February 4th - February 28th.
  • All candidates will be notified of their status no later than Wednesday, March 5th.