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Peer Educator Information

Peer Educator Application Form

Peer Educator Recommendation Form 

Fact Sheet for Paraprofessional Peer Educator Positions

Department of Developmental Studies


Prospective Peer Educators are required to

  1. Be a freshman (2nd semester), sophomore, or junior.
  2. Have a cumulative Q.P.A. of above 3.0.
  3. Have earned an “A” as a final grade in the targeted course(s)
  4. Complete an application form, which includes two faculty recommendation forms.
  5. Successfully complete the 1-credit training course (DVST 250: Role of the Peer Educator: Theory, Practice, and Assessment) after being selected for a peer educator position.

Job Description: Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders

Primary Responsibilities and Hours per Week

  1. Attend classes, take notes, and communicate with instructor for targeted course section. (3 hours per week)
  2. Conduct two study/review sessions each week. (2 hours per week)
  3. Prepare written outline for each session.  Plan activities; create handouts and materials. (4 hours per week)
  4. Meet with Supervisor to discuss sessions and on-going job training. (1 hour per week)

Total Hours: 10

Job Description: Peer Educators for Walk-in Assistance

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Publicize offerings and schedules at the beginning and periodically throughout the term.
  2. Maintain communication with the targeted professors and/or course sections.
  3. Maintain established work schedule.
  4. Complete and collect contact sheets for each session.
  5. Maintain competence in the courses via systematic review of content.
  6. Meet with Supervisor weekly to discuss sessions & on-going job training.

Related Responsibilities for All Peer Educators

  1. Complete and collect contact sheets for each session.
  2. Distribute surveys/fliers and make periodic announcements to targeted course section(s).
  3. Maintain regular working hours (3-10 hours weekly).
  4. Notify your Supervisor in advance about changes in the schedule or location of sessions.
  5. Meet with Faculty or Peer Observers to discuss periodic observations of sessions.
  6. Check IUP e-mail address weekly for job-related announcements.
  7. Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to students and faculty/staff.
  8. Maintain a high G.P.A. in your coursework each term.


The paid position entails an average of five to twelve hours weekly (but may vary).

Application Requirements

  1. Return completed application form to Dr. Lipsky, 202 Pratt Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA  15705.
  2. Distribute two (2) faculty recommendation forms; at least one from a faculty member in your subject area.
  3. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.


For additional information contact: Dr. Sally Lipsky, (724 -357-4084)


  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Pratt Hall, Room 202/203
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2729
  • Fax: 724-357-6940
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.