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University 101 Programs

Become a Peer Leader

University 101 peer leaders are exceptional juniors or seniors who are chosen to serve as a co-instructor in a University 101 class.


  • Junior or above standing during the semester they serve (by year, not by credits)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in other substantive areas of university life

A University 101 Peer Leader Is:

  • an active and involved member of the Carolina community
  • confident in their ability to lead others
  • dedicated to helping others succeed
  • appropriately assertive
  • able to think on their feet
  • able to speak in front of a classroom of peers
  • comfortable leading difficult conversations 
  • proud to be a student at the University of South Carolina
  • a model of the Carolinian Creed

Application Timeline for New Peer Leaders (for fall 2023)

Jan. 18, 2023 - Application Deadline
Jan. 20, 2023 - Recommendation Deadline
Feb. 8 -14, 2023 - Interviews (In-Person)
Feb. 22, 2023 - Commitment Deadline 


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