Peer Leadership Program

Peer Leadership Program

Montclair State University provides countless opportunities for our students to enhance their academic and personal growth. The Peer Leader Program is one of those great opportunities. During New Student Orientation our Peer Leaders serve as invaluable resources that facilitate a positive transition for new students and their family members.

Peer Leaders (PLs) are Montclair State University undergraduate students who possess leadership qualities and have be student advocates. Peer leaders provide support during New Student Orientation and other first-year programs. Peer Leaders are committed, hardworking, intelligent, resourceful, and enthusiastic students who possess a strong desire to work with a diverse population of new students and their family members. Through training and development they gain the skills necessary to enhance the quality of our orientation programs on a continuous basis. Peer Leaders must integrate their roles as college representatives, community builders, programmers, and student advocates.

The Office of Academic Success & Retention Programs is now hiring

Peer Leaders for Summer 2017

Peer Leaders – Must attend mandatory spring training every Wednesday from 2:30-5pm starting February 22, 2017. Must be available from June-August 2017

Selection Process:

First and foremost we would like to thank you for your interest in the 2016-2017 Peer Leadership Selection Process!

The online application is just one part of the application process. You must also submit your references. All application materials are due no later than December 16, 2016 by 4:00pm

Two hard copies of the recommendation forms must be submitted to Webster Hall 318 by application due date.

  • ONE MUST BE from a Montclair State University faculty and/or staff member. Student references (both undergraduate and graduate level) will NOT be accepted.
  • ONE from an individual that is not a relative or friend (employment, church, high school advisor, etc.). A second MSU Faculty or Staff member can complete the second form.

Qualified Peer Leader applicants will be invited to attend a Group Interview Process on Wednesday January 25, 2016 between 2:30pm-6:30pm. 

Applicants who successfully make it past the group interview process will be invited to attend an individual interview during the weeks of January 30th – February 10th, 2016.

Decision letters will be emailed no later than Tuesday, February 14, 2017.


2017 Peer Leadership Selection Process & Position Overview

2017 Peer Leader Recommendation Form



Apply to be a Summer 2017 Peer Leader!

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