Benefits of Being a Peer Leader
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The criteria for selecting new Peer Leaders vary slightly depending on the department. In general, however, applicants must be students who have actively participated in a PLTL study group and who have received an A in the course for which they would like to be a Peer Leader. The application process at Washington University is based on the process developed by the national PLTL organization.
Each applicant must
Requirements and Training
Once students are selected as Peer Leaders, each must sign an acceptance letter agreeing to do the following:
Peer Leaders are appointed each spring for the upcoming fall semester, with the expectation that each Leader will continue to hold the appointment during the following spring semester, contingent upon his or her performance as a Peer Leader and as a student in the SAM and PAM courses.
Each Peer Leader is compensated for holding the weekly 2-hour PLTL group sessions. Peer-Leader compensation is funded by Cornerstone.