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Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship LC Peer Mentor

Thank you for applying for a Peer Mentor (PM) position with the Office of Learning Communities for the 2017-2018 academic year. The LC Peer Mentor is a live in student staff member that provides learning community residents academic and social support through programs and/or class initiatives pertaining to specific learning communities.  These student leaders will create educational programs, foster relationships with faculty and staff, assist first-year students in transitioning to Syracuse University, and help students become connected with academic support services and/or university services.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Must be a matriculated, full-time student in an undergraduate degree program who will be a sophomore by Fall 2017
  • Should have a Fall 2016 minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must have previously lived in Syracuse University Housing for at least one semester
  • Cannot be concurrently employed as a Resident Advisor or Orientation Leader due to positional responsibilities during first six weeks of the fall semester. Other campus leadership or academic role modeling positions are considered.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Will be required to live on the learning community floor or within the building, exceptions to this will be made on case by case basis pending the needs of the Learning Community

General Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Full academic year position (August 20, 2017-May 6, 2018)
  • Attend Peer Mentor  Spring Welcome Reception/meeting: April 20, 2017
  • Attend and participate in Fall Peer Mentor All day retreat: August 20, 2017
  • Attend and participate in an Fall NEW Peer Mentor training: August 21, 2017
  • Attend and participate in LCRA/PM lunch meet and greet: August 24, 2017
  • Serve as an academic and social role model
  • Assist with Fall 2017 Move in as a member of the Goon Squad
  • Attend LC Palooza (September 2017) & LC Palooza 2 (April 2018)
  • Attend 2 Peer Mentor only Staff Meetings per semester
  • Attend bi weekly 1:1 meetings with Office of Learning Communities staff (as needed)
  • Assist in the coordination of the Welcome Event and Opening Activity with the Learning Community Resident Advisor (LCRA)
  • Attend and participate in Spring Peer Mentor ½ day retreat/training: January 2017
  • Complete all Peer Mentor administrative tasks: interaction logs, timesheets, emails
  • Act as a representative of the Office of Learning Communities
  • Other duties as assigned

Specific LC Requirements & Responsibilities:

In addition to completing the above tasks the Learning Community Peer Mentor is expected to fulfill the additional duties and responsibilities for their individual Learning Community set forth by the LC team.

Overview of Position

The peer mentor will provide academic leadership for first year students in the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Learning Community. The peer mentor is a role model that supports and enhances student’s academic success and transition to the Syracuse University campus. This is a compensated position with the primary goal of enhancing the learning community experience and connecting the peer mentor to first-year students to provide additional resources and opportunities within the learning community and the campus as a whole.


A double room in Dellplain Hall available to Peer Mentor at the double rate. Living on is optional.


  • Time commitment will be 2-3 hours per week (mostly evenings and weekends)
  • Assist with the CIE Study Lounge key checkout process in DellPlain Hall.
  • Attend group events (Welcome picnic, Ropes course event, other planned events, etc.)
  • Assist in the management of the EEE110/ PAF 110 class that meets 10 times in the fall semester. Peer mentors are expected to be in attendance and possibly hold review sessions
  • Meet and engage with your team on assigned projects.
  • Conduct review sessions/study groups for LC as needed (Fall semester)
  • Connect students to academic support services on campus (Academic and Student Services, Tutoring Services, Entrepreneurship Resources, etc.)
  • Be a leader and a role model for the freshman that are assigned to you.


  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Class standing of Sophomore or Junior with experience living in a residence hall setting.
  • Display strong leadership & interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate strong time management skills.


  • Peer Mentors will have the opportunity to earn up to $400.00 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Peer Mentors will also be allowed to move in beginning August 18, 2017 at no extra charge.


  • Application Opens: Sunday, November 13, 2016
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017