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Be a Peer Advisor

Apply to be a Peer Advisor

Applications for Peer Advisor (PA) positions are now closed. Applications typically open in at the start of the new year and close late January (for returning PAs) and mid-Februrary (for new PAs).

Key qualifications
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA or above
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and maturity; we are looking for rising sophomores, sophomores, rising juniors, juniors rising seniors and seniors
  • Extensive knowledge of W&M, including academic support systems, and how to navigate academic departments
  • Successfully passing a review of the applicants' judicial and/or honor records provided by the Dean of Students Office
Training and Attendance

In order to serve as a Peer Advisor you must sign the Peer Advisor Contract. Signing the Peer Advisor Contract signifies an acceptance of the position and all the duties and responsibilities it entails, including

  • participating in Advisor/Leadership workshop sessions held mid-April
  • online training as needed,
  • assisting incoming new students with the on-line College Studies course over the summer,