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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.

Apply to be a University 101 Peer Leader

If you are interested in becoming a fall 2021 University 101 Peer Leader, please take some time to learn about the position and begin your application today!

Apply to be a Returning Peer Leader and/or a Senior Peer Leader

If you are currently serving as a fall 2020 peer leader and are interested in becoming a fall 2021 Returning Peer Leader or Senior Peer Leader, be sure to submit your application by the January 14, 2021 deadline.



  • 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 2021)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 — New Peer Leader Applications Available

Note: Students who plan to study abroad during spring 2021 or wish to be considered for a fall interview and early decision should apply by the study abroad/early decision deadline. All other candidates may apply by the regular decision deadline.

Oct. 20, 2020 —  Application Deadline
Nov. 11 - 13, 2020 — Interviews
Nov. 19, 2020 — Selection Notifications
Jan. 20, 2021 — Application Deadline
Feb. 2, 4, and 5, 2021 — Group Interviews
Feb. 10, 2021 — Final Selection Notifications 

Application Timeline for Returning Peer Leaders

Friday, October 23, 2020 - Returning Peer Leader Applications Available
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Application Deadline

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