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Become a Learning Community Peer Mentor

The Office of Learning Communities believes strongly in the importance and value of peer-to-peer education and support.  Peer Mentors – also known as ambassadors, peer educators, peer leaders, or a variety of other titles – provide encouragement, leadership, and academic support to incoming learning community residents that is impactful and lasting.  Although not required, most peer mentors previously lived in the same learning community for which they serve now.  This familiarity with course(s), instructors, activities and events, and community living has many positives and allows the peer mentor to continue their relationship with the LC beyond their first year on campus.

Learning Community Peer Mentors support the Mission of the Office of Learning Communities through coordinating academic and co-curricular initiatives pertaining to their learning community.  These Peer Mentors 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.  The duties of each peer mentor may be customized to fit the individual needs of each learning community, drawing from the dynamics of incoming first-year students to allow the Peer Mentor to maximize their contributions to the community.

2018 APPLICATION TIMELINE:

  • January 25th -February 11th: Peer Mentor candidates can apply online
  • February 26th, 27th, and 28th: Peer Mentor candidate interviews
  • March 1st: LC Office sends offer letter & contract to selected candidates (via email)
  • March 9th: Accept/decline deadline for all Peer Mentor candidates

AVAILABLE LC PEER MENTOR POSITIONS:

Click the link below to learn more about the specific job duties and apply:

If you have any questions about the Office of Learning Communities Peer Mentor positions and/or the application process please contact Ashley Kurtz: 315-443-2560/askurtz@syr.edu

Become a Learning Community Resident Advisor

We invite you to consider applying to be a Learning Community Resident Advisor! From planning programs, interacting with the faculty, and helping student successfully transition to Syracuse University, Learning Community Resident Advisors (LCRAs) have a huge impact on the experience of the learning community students.

LCRAs are just like other RAs, but with a few added tasks and responsibilities at an additional 50 hours a year, which include but are not limited to:
  • Assist with providing 8 additional LC engagement opportunities a year
    • Welcome event
    • LC Palooza
    • Fall Bonding event
    • Faculty Experience event
    • Spring Re-connect event
    • Experiential Enrichment event
    • Diversity & Inclusion event
    • End of the year closure event
  • Interact with Learning Community Faculty/Staff at team meetings or when planning programs
  • Serve as a teammate to peer mentors and those serving on a learning community team
  • Serve as an on-going recruitment ambassador to potential LCRAs and incoming first-year Learning Community residents
To compensate for the extra responsibility, LCRAs receive a maximum of approximately $600 per year.