Peer leaders work collaboratively with faculty and staff to assist first-year students in their successful transition to Hilbert College.
They serve as role models, advocates, and knowledgeable guides to new students during orientation programs and in Foundations Seminar. In addition, peer leaders assist students with academic success strategies, identify on-campus resources and activities, and help students acclimate to the Hilbert College community.
- Qualify as a full time student at Hilbert, enrolled in at least 12 hours of academic credit per semester
- Have a CQPA of 2.5 or above in good standing
- Positive attitude and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with peer leader team
- Demonstrate professionalism when working with faculty, staff, and students
- Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
- Possess an understanding and sensitivity to concerns faced by new students
- Maintain confidentiality of students and maintain appropriate relationships
- Exhibit an appreciation and respect for diversity
- Serve as a positive role model in and out of the classroom
- Attend and participate in all mandatory training sessions and meetings
- Stay overnight on campus, when required
- Understand and uphold the Franciscan mission of the College and interact with students and the community in a professional and responsible manner
- Exercise good judgment in representing the College and uphold institutional standards, including the Honor Code and the Social Media Policy
GS 101 Responsibilities
- Coordinate and collaborate with assigned GS 101 instructor in planning course curriculum; may include presentations on specific topics, facilitating group discussions, sharing personal experiences and actively reaching out to students
- Attend and participate in all scheduled trainings, programs, meetings, and class sessions
- Create and be prepared to present lessons and workshops for students
- Help students become familiar with College resources and refer to appropriate resources when necessary
- Meet one- on- one with students who require additional assistance and support
- Communicate with GS 101 instructor about any student issues/concerns
- Assist in developing an inclusive classroom environment that is open to all points of view
Compensation and Benefits
- Development of Transferrable Leadership Skills:
- Presentation skills
- Community building
- Organizational skills
- Ability to work on a team
- Personal confidence
- Interpersonal skills
- A $600 stipend ($300 per semester) minus applicable taxes
- Peer Leader Uniform
*Failure to uphold the responsibilities and requirements as outlined above could affect your compensation amount, and/or lead to your dismissal from the program
Peer Leader Program Mission
Grounded in our Franciscan commitment to the dignity and value of each person, the Hilbert College Peer Leader Program is committed to enhancing student development by encouraging growth in the areas of leadership, communication, self-direction, and problem solving. Most importantly, through this opportunity of service, peer leaders play a pivotal role in aiding first -year students in successfully navigating their transition from high school to college by providing the tools and knowledge necessary for them to achieve their academic and personal goals.
Peer Leaders will:
- Learn more about Hilbert College and its resources
- Have an impact on first-year student’s lives by providing information, strategies, guidance and friendship
- Solidify and strengthen leadership skills.
- Develop and articulate transferrable skills appropriate to their personal and professional growth.
- Establish positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.