Peer Leaders | Kent State University
 

What is the Kent State Peer Leader Training Course?

This Course is designed to train students interested in helping other students be successful at Kent State University. The Peer Leader Training Course begins the first week of the spring semester and concludes during the twelfth week. Included are three required Saturday sessions.

Become a Peer Leader!

To become eligible to be a Kent State Peer Leader, undergraduate students must enroll in and successfully complete the Training Course offered in the spring semester. Students must be at least a second semester freshman at the start of the spring semester Training Course and have completed the UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE Course. Students of any major are welcome. Students will select one section and register for UC 20201 through Flashline.

The successful completion of the Peer Leader Training Course does not guarantee a position. Applications, interviews, and pairing process will occur during the semester.

 

 

What Options are Available to Kent State Peer Leaders?

Facilitate the Advising and Registration program which takes place in June and July. This program will consist of daytime and overnight responsibilities. Flashguides are responsible for welcoming and introducing students to the University. Flashguides will present programs that welcome parents and new students, escort students to and from programming, and facilitate icebreaker activities with students. Paid position infused with professional development.

Present and/or facilitate Welcome Weekend programming which will take place the weekend before school begins in the fall.

Mentor an assigned group of students from the First-Year Experience Course. Assist with presenting information to the first-year students, facilitating classroom activities, and conducting one-on-one mentoring meetings. In some cases, the Student Success Leader will present topics to the first-year students in the class and/or serve as a teaching assistant. All Student Success Leaders assist with staffing Welcome Weekend events.

Apply to be a Student Success Leader

Facilitate the Transfer Kent State: Orientation, Advising, and Registration that occurs on multiple dates during summer and winter sessions. Ambassadors are responsible for welcoming students and their guests to campus. They will escort students to advising appointments, various offices, and participate in interactive activities alongside incoming students.

Develop a Solid Foundation In:

  • KSU resources, policies and procedures
  • Characteristics of KSU students, diverse student populations and social justice issues
  • Roles and responsibilities of peer leaders
  • Skills and techniques for effective communication, leadership, professional ethics, conflict resolution and customer service
  • Success methods and strategies for college students
  • Facilitation and presentation skills and conducting reflection activities

How to Register for the Course

Students can select and register for a section of the Peer Leader Training Course in Flashline under the Course Number UC20201. Multiple sections are offered. Students of all majors are welcome.

Kent State Peer Leader Training Course

The Peer Leader Training Course beings the week of January 16, lasts 12 weeks, and concludes during the week of April 9. Included are three mandatory Saturday Sessions:

MANDATORY SATURDAY SESSIONS

Date Time
January 27 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 24 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 7 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Additional Opportunities for Student Leaders

Resident Assistant | Kupita Transiciones Leader or Guide | EXCEL Mentor | Student Service Leader | Extended Opportunities

Contact Information

Email pltc@kent.edu

Meghan Factor, Assistant Director 

Tyler Verma, Graduate Assistant