Peer Academic Leader Position Information

Job Title: Peer Academic Leader

Department: Housing and Residence Life

Supervisor: Assigned after hired

Number of Positions: Up to 20 

Peer Academic Leaders are undergraduate student staff members and a part of the Housing and Residence Life Team at North Carolina A & T State University. The Peer Academic Leader program is designed to help new and returning students learn more about NC A & T State University, meet new friends, gain leadership skills, and succeed academically. Peer Academic Leaders are expected to devote a considerable amount of time and energy to this position. It is expected that, with the exception of academic pursuits, Peer Academic Leaders will place their duties ahead of other personal and professional commitments.


  • Provide an environment that encourages active involvement in the academic life of the campus.
  • Promote and develop an environment that is conducive to academic achievement and endeavors.
  • Provide opportunities for students to understand the value of academic challenge and success.
  • Provide opportunities for students to become actively involved on campus and/or in the community.
  • Create an atmosphere of campus pride and connection.
  • Provide an atmosphere within the residence hall that fosters the development of community based on consideration, respect and appreciation of all individuals.
  • Provide programming for students within the Residence Halls.

Peer Academic Leader Qualifications:

  • Have one semester of campus Leadership experience at NC A & T State University, although one academic year’s experience is preferred.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Must have completed at least 80% of all coursework attempted.
  • Have one semester of on-campus housing living experience.
  • Have tutoring or mentoring experience is strongly preferred.
  • Must reside in an on-campus Residence Hall for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Pay a $175.00 non-refundable housing application fee.


  • A stipend of $8,594.08 a year, $859.41 a month - Note: PMs must pay for their housing.
  • Professional work experience.
  • Leadership development and training.
How to Apply?
Apply for a Peer Academic Leader position!

For additional questions about the Peer Academic Leader program, please contact:

Claudette Drake, Assistant Director for Academic Retention 
Office phone: (336) 285-4950
Office location: Aggie Village 3, Room 3118 C