iLEAD Peer Educators

Fall 2021, returning MGA students are invited to apply to the iLEAD Peer Educator Program.  This new student leadership program is made possible by the collaboration of various departments, faculty, and staff across the university.  

  • Are you looking for a way to help other students be successful in college? 
  • Do you see the need for the university to connect students to existing resources that will support them in the areas of mental health, wellness, academic success, personal development, diversity, and involvement?
  • Would you like an opportunity to gain experience and grow your leadership skills on your current campus?

The iLEAD Peer Educator Program consists of 30 Peer Educators who each serve on one of MGA’s five campuses.  Through this program, Peer Educators provide programming and confidential peer-to-peer mentoring to connect students to resources that increase persistence in college during challenging times.  All Peer Educators complete NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator Training online plus a one-day training on a Friday in August and ongoing trainings throughout the fall and spring semester.

Duties/Expectations:

  • Collaborate with a team of Peer Educators on your respective campus to plan at least 2 programs per semester
  • Attend and assist with campus/university events to outreach to peers
  • Serve as guides and mentors to students who can direct and make referrals to existing campus resources
  • Complete NASPA's Certified Peer Educator Training and other campus trainings
  • Commit a total of 30 hours of training and service throughout the academic year (July 2021 - May 2022).  iLEAD Peer Educators who complete the 30 hours are eligible for a stipend of $217.50.
  • Students interested in serving as a head Peer Educator can indicate as such in their application.  If selected role a leadership role, you would complete an additional 5 hours of service and receive a stipend of $253.75.

Qualifications:

  • Good academic and community standing.
  • 2.7 GPA or higher. Applicants who are below the GPA requirement who would like to apply should submit a letter stating their specific situation and provide the name of a faculty or staff member who would support their application to the program.
  • Current student who has completed at least one full fall or spring semester in the past year at MGA before the start date of the program.
  • Registered for classes at MGA for the upcoming fall semester
  • Must identify the same primary campus of enrollment and/or residence for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 and must be able to fulfill duties in-person both semesters.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; self-motivated.
  • Exhibit strong communication, interpersonal, and helping skills in order to assist their peers with accessing campus resources.
  • Interested in working with a diverse student body and learning about other cultures.
  • Be willing to complete online self-paced Certified Peer Educator Training by August 6 and participate in a one-day training on Friday, August 20.

To apply for the Fall 2021/2022 cohort, complete the online application by June 11.  

Click here for a complete description of the position.