Peer Instructor

Information Sessions

To learn more about the Peer Instructor position and
application process, please come to an information session:

  • Tuesday, November 18th from 4:45-5:30pm in Bonnie 248
  • Wednesday, December 3rd from 5-6pm in Walker 153
  • Tuesday, January 27th from 4-5pm in Bonnie 248

Responsibilities and Time Commitments

In the Classroom:
  • Co-teach your UNIV 100 class for fifty minutes twice a week for the first 7 weeks, and once a week for the last 7 weeks
  • Prepare lessons on topics important to new student transition
  • Meet weekly with your Faculty Instructor (FI)
  • Assist with developing a course syllabus
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for academic and personal success
  • Support and attend the guest speaker series
  • Plan and implement out-of-class learning and community development opportunities for students in your class
  • Attend weekly professional development sessions every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 5:00pm during the Fall semester
Training and Welcome Weekend:
It is required that you participate in all training sessions.
  • Spring training: Thursday, March 19th, 6-8pm and Thursday, March 26th, 6-8pm
  • Fall training: Sunday, August 23rd-Wednesday, August 26th.
  • Welcome Weekend: Thursday, August 27th-Sunday, August 30th. 
    • Help with Welcome Weekend activities including move-in, the class photo, and convocation

How will you benefit?

  • Serve as a mentor to new students to help students succeed
  • Help shape and educate the future of Radford University
  • Gain valuable leadership experience
  • Improve public speaking and presentation skills
  • Work both independently and in teams
  • Work closely with a RU faculty or staff member


  • Know and understand the purpose of the Office of New Student Programs and UNIV 100
  • Serve as a role model for your UNIV 100 students
  • Be able to interpret, understand, and explain the rationale of Radford University and UNIV 100 policies
  • Maintain a positive, professional attitude while serving as a Radford University employee
  • Be in good disciplinary standing


  • First-time students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA by the end of the Fall 2014 semester
  • Continuing students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of applying
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours unless an exception has been granted

Interview Process

  • A 30 minute individual interview will take place between Monday, February 9th and Friday, February 20th
  • All candidates will be notified of their status no later than Friday, February 27th