MASH Peer Academic Leaders

The mission of Radford University’s MASH program is to provide academically at-risk students an upper class Peer Academic Leader (PAL) who will guide them through the academic and social challenges associated with college.

MASH PALs (peer academic leaders) are academically successful undergraduates who serve as mentors for first-semester students. They are trained peer leaders with excellent communication and learning skills. They are well versed in university policy, traditions and more! MASH PALs meet with their assigned students once a week.

Become a MASH Pal

To apply to be a MASH PAL, please follow the application link.

MASH Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) are undergraduate students who are employees of the Office of Housing and Residential Life. PALs coach their mentees in once-a-week meetings. All PALs and their supervisor meet weekly for professional development. This is a paid position and all Peer Academic Leaders sign an employment contract.

PALs should demonstrate their ability to work through academic challenges and provide resources to other students. As student leaders, it is expected that Pals can build effective relationships with thier mentees and know when to reach out for help. All PALs hired will be required to attend August training and weekly supervision meetings.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Erin Long, Assistant Director for Retention Programming, at

Important dates

Event Date
Applications open TBD
Applications close April 7, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Individual interviews April 10-19, 2017
Position notification April 21, 2017
Fall training TBD
Fall supervision meetings TBD
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