Peer Instructor Information

We’re so glad that you are interested in becoming a peer instructor! This rewarding role allows you to mentor incoming students, develop your leadership skills, and give back to the Highlander community.

Peer Instructor Facts and FAQs

For more information about this position, program, and what’s involved, check out our latest PI Info Sheet. Did we miss your question? Please feel free to contact us in the Office of New Student and Family Programs.

PI Selection Process

We have a single selection process for both new and returning peer instructors.

  1. Complete the electronic application by Sunday, February 17. The application link will be e-mailed to your Radford e-mail account, and can be accessed here as well.
    1. FYI: The application requires a resume and three short essays of 250 words each.
    2. Need help making a resume? Check out this advice from the Center for Career and Talent Development, and consider scheduling an appointment.
  2. By late February, we will begin interviewing applicants. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an e-mail with information about how to sign up for a time slot.
  3. By late March, all applicants will receive an e-mail notification stating that you have been selected, not selected, or placed on the wait list.

Bottom Line: Should I Apply to Be a PI?

Probably So If You Want To… Probably Not If You…
  • Make a difference by welcoming new students into the Highlander community and helping them get a strong start to college
  • Enhance your skills in leadership, time management, organization, communication, public speaking, and much more
  • Develop relationships with faculty and other student leaders
  • Earn elective credits and/or credit toward the Leadership minor
  • Plan to take more than 15 credits in the fall
  • Are going to be a first-time RA in the fall
  • Think your cumulative GPA will be under 2.5 in the fall
  • Have had any serious or recurrent issues harming your conduct standing either here or elsewhere