Apply to be an ELS Peer Leader

The application to serve as an ELS Peer Leader for the 2022 – 2023 academic year is now open! Applications will remain open through July 31 at 11:59 PM, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

ELS Peer Leaders are a select group of experienced student leaders who are passionate about serving as a resource for student engagement. ELS Peer Leaders serve as liaisons between professional staff in the ELS and the rest of the student body by exemplifying the benefits of getting engaged on campus, highlighting campus resources, and connecting students with student organizations, leadership and service opportunities.

ELS Peer Leaders play an important role in supporting students as they establish a sense of community and belonging here at UGA. From facilitating one-on-one Engagement Coaching sessions to assisting with the annual Engagement Fairs, ELS Peer Leaders have a unique opportunity to guide their peers in establishing their engagement pathway at UGA.

As an ELS Peer Leader, students can expect to learn more about their own leadership style and strengths. Students will explore various leadership models, and they will practice employing emotionally intelligent leadership in their peer coaching sessions. Additionally, students will develop interpersonal and professional skills that will transfer to future goals and aspirations beyond the ELS Peer Leader experience.

ELS Peer Leaders will be asked to uphold the following time commitments as a part of their role.

  • Hold 3 weekly office hours in the ELS to support with Engagement Coaching sessions, ELS tabling, or other ELS programs (Hours should be held between 8am – 8pm, Monday – Thursday, or 8am – 5pm Friday)
  • Attend a biweekly ELS Peer Leader meeting (Wednesday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • Attendance at the ELS Peer Leader Retreat (August 20, 10am – 3pm)
  • Support with the Fall Engagement Fairs (August 30 and September 1, 6pm – 10pm)

ELS Peer Leaders will also have the opportunity to support with ELS events throughout the year, including Student Leadership Conference, Mini Engagement Fairs, and SOAR Awards.