Peer Leadership Program

Peer Leadership Program

The Office of Academic Success & Retention Programs is now hiring

Peer Leaders for Summer 2018!

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 and Transfer 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 are student advocates. Peer leaders provide support during New Student and Transfer Student Orientations, along with 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.

Interested in finding out more about the Peer Leadership Program?

Attend an Information Session!

October Information Sessions: 

Thursday, Oct. 12                 11:30 AM                   SC 411

       Friday, Oct. 13                         2:30 PM                    UN 2004        

Monday, Oct. 16                    11:30 AM                   SC 411

Wednesday, Oct. 18                2:30 PM                    UN 3002

Tuesday, Oct. 24                    11:30 AM                   CELS 207

Friday, Oct. 27                         1:00 PM                    CELS 207

Monday, Oct. 30                    11:30 AM                   SC 411

Tuesday, Oct. 31                      4:30 PM                    CELS 207


     November Information Sessions:


Wednesday Nov. 1                  2:30 PM                    UN 2004

Tuesday, Nov. 7                     10:00 AM                   SC 411

Friday, Nov. 10                        2:30 PM                    UN 2004

Wednesday, Nov. 15               2:30 PM                    UN 2004

Friday, Nov. 17                      10:00 AM                   CELS 207

Monday, Nov. 20                   11:30 AM                   SC 419

Monday, Nov. 27                   11:30 AM                   SC 411

Tuesday, Nov. 28                     4:30 PM                    SC 419

Wednesday, Nov. 29               1:00 PM                    SC 419

Wednesday, Dec. 6                  1:00 PM                    UN 3002

*Info sessions last 30-45min


Selection Process:

First and foremost we would like to thank you for your interest in the 2017-2018 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 13, 2017 by 4:00pm

Two hard copies of the recommendation forms must be submitted to Webster Hall 317 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 on

Wednesday January 31, 2018 between 2:30pm-4:30pm. 

Applicants who successfully make it past the group interview will be invited to attend an individual interview during the weeks of February 5, 2018 – February 14, 2018.

Decision letters will be emailed no later than Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Peer Leaders – Must attend mandatory training during the Spring 2018 semester every Wednesday from 2:30-5pm starting February 28, 2017.

Must be available to work from June – July 2018.


2018 Peer Leader Position Overview


Apply to be a 2018 Summer Orientation Peer Leader!

2018 Peer Leader Application

2018 Returner Peer Leader Application

2018 Peer Leader Recommendation Form