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Peer Leader Newsletter Archive

The weekly peer leader newsletter aims to keep peer leaders up to date by including resources, opportunities for peer leaders and students, and teaching tips. This page includes a link to all previous newsletters along with the topics included in each newsletter. 

Link to Newsletter Topics Included in Newsletter
December 1, 2021
  • Last Newsletter of Semester
  • Teaching Partner Feedback Survey - Deadline is December 3
  • Returning Peer Leader and Senior Peer Leader Applications Open
  • Call for Nominations: 2022 Peer Leaders
  • Tell Your Students
    • RM Applications
    • Student Success Center Finals Review Sessions
    • Student Activities
November 17, 2021
  • Returning Peer Leader and Senior Peer Leader Applications Open!
  • Call for Nominations: 2022 Peer Leaders
  • Graduation with Leadership Distinction
  • Information for Students:
    • Tiger Burn
    • Study Spots Around Campus
    • Student Success Center Job Opportunities
    • Get Involved with Student Government
    • Canned Food Drive on Greene Street
    • Student Activities
November 10, 2021
  • Returning Peer Leader and Senior Peer Leader Applications Open!
  • Reminder - RSVP to Peer Leader Banquet
  • International Festival on Greene
  • Information for Students:
    • Carolina Clemson Blood Battle
    • Alternative Break
    • Student Activities
November 3, 2021
  • RSVP for U101 Peer Leader Banquet
  • Closure Activities
  • UNIV 401 (Section 003): Preparing for a Career in Higher Education
  • Information for Students:
    • Apply for Housing
    • Upcoming Service Saturday - November 13
    • WF Deadline - Today
    • Leadership Opportunities:
      • Carolina Productions - President and Executive Board Positions
      • The Homecoming Commission - Leadership Team
      • The Office of New Student Orientation - Student Videographer
    • Student Activities
    • Activity Spotlight: Strengths I See/Strengths Others See
October 27, 2021
  • Returning Peer Leader and Senior Peer Leader Applications Open!
  • Take-Aways from the October 15 Student Advisory Council
  • Academic Calendar
  • Information for Students:
    • UofSC Trick or Treat
    • November Gamecock Entertainment Calendar
    • International Education Week
    • Apply for On-Campus Housing
    • Student Activities
October 20, 2021
  • Center for Integrated and Experiential Learning (CIEL) Grants
  • Peer Leader Newsletter Archive
  • Halloween Themed Activities
  • Information for Students:
    • Handshake
    • Leadership Opportunities
    • Student Activities
  • Peer Leader Pulse: Columbia-Themed Coloring Page
October 13, 2021
  • Resource Spotlight - TikTok Inspired Assignments and Activities
  • Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC) Session Proposals Open
  • Request for Peer Leader Interview Evaluators
  • Beyond the Classroom Idea - Museum of Education's Fall 2021 Exhibit Opening
  • Information for Students:
    • Deadline Approaching - AlcoholEdu & Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates
    • Upcoming Service Saturday - October 23
    • 30 Americans - Columbia Museum of Art
    • South Carolina State Fair
    • Play at Drayton Hall Theater - Rumors
    • Leadership Development Opportunities:
      • Resident Mentor Applications
      • Student Success Center Peer Leader Applications
      • Pillars Staff Applications
      • Camp Cocky Leadership Retreat Registration
    • Student Activities
October 6, 2021
  • Mid-Semester Encouragement
  • UofSC Higher Education & Student Affairs M.Ed. Virtual Info Session
  • University 101 Peer Leader Role Highlighted in Daily Gamecock Article
  • Feedback Requested: Alcohol Facilitation Assessment
  • Information for Students:
    • Fall Break Starts Tomorrow
    • Homecoming Week Events
    • Gamecock Entertainment October Calendar
    • Leadership Opportunities
      • Resident Mentor
      • Student Success Center Peer Leader
      • Pillars Staff
      • Camp Cocky Leadership Retreat Registration
      • Students Helping Honduras
    • Student Activities
September 29, 2021
  • Call for Nominations: 2022 Peer Leaders
  • First-Year Reading Experience
  • Information Literacy Video
  • Information for Students:
    • 2022 Orientation Leader Applications
    • Graduation with Leadership Distinction Panel
    • Student Activities
  • Peer Leader Pulse: University 101 Programs' Youtube Channel
September 22, 2021
  • Guidance for 1:1 Meetings with Students
  • Anti-Hazing Resources
  • UofSC and You Survey Reminder
  • Thank a Peer Leader/Instructor Day - Rescheduled
  • Information for Students
    • SEC Nation Live on the Horseshoe
    • Off-Campus Housing Fair
    • Events Around Town (Irmo Okra Strut and Meeting Street Artisan Market)
    • Student Activities
September 15, 2021
  • Alcohol Facilitation Assessment
  • Thank a Peer Leader/Instructor Day
  • Call for Nominations: 2022 Peer Leaders
  • Information for Students
    • UofSC vs. UGA Football Game Watch Party
    • Festivals in Columbia (Greek Festival and Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture)
    • Top Five Things You Didn't Know About Thomas Cooper Library
    • Study Away Opportunities (Education Abroad Fair, National Student Exchange, Semester at a Glance)
    • Student Activities
September 8, 2021
  • Call for Nominations: 2022 Peer Leaders
  • Assist with Application Review
  • Graduation with Leadership Distinction
  • Information for Students:
    • Fall Alternative Breaks
    • Gamecock Pantry
    • Explore Columbia
    • Leadership/Job Opportunities (Carolina Judicial Council, Spurs Up for St. Jude, and Close Family Emerging Leaders Program)
    • Student Activities
  • Peer Leader Pulse: Mental Health Matters
September 1, 2021
  • Alcohol Curriculum Materials
  • Tailgate like a Carolinian Presentation
  • Call for Nominations: 2022 Peer Leaders
  • Lesson Plan Spotlight: Campus Safety
  • Information for Students:
    • Career Center Appointments
    • September Gamecock Entertainment Calendar
    • Involvement on Campus
    • Leadership/Job Opportunities (The Daily Gamecock and The Residence Hall Association EcoReps)
    • Student Activities
August 25, 2021
  • First-Year Reading Experience Event
  • Referring Students
  • Campus Resource Guide Spotlight - Dining Services
  • Mental Health Mini-Grants
  • Tell your students:
    • Important Academic Dates
    • Student Organization Fair
    • Mask Design Contest
    • Leadership Opportunities (University Ambassadors and Freshman Council)
    • Student Activities
  • Peer Leader Pulse: Campus Resource Guide 
August 18, 2021
  • First Day Photos
  • Peer Leader Toolkit & Resources Guide
  • Tell your students:
    • UofSC Welcome Events
    • Student Organization Fair
    • Apps to Download
    • Fall 2021 COVID-19 Testing
    • Student Activities
  • Peer Leader Pulse: Supplies handout

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