Sociology Peer Leadership Application 2020-2021
WHAT DO PEER LEADERS DO?
Sociology Peer Leaders serve as leaders in the undergraduate program. They aid the department in communication, advising, event planning and tutoring. Peer leaders help students
plan their academic schedules, developing quarterly undergraduate newsletters, planning and
putting on quarterly events for undergraduates, tutoring, and aiding in various curricular and programmatic projects to support the undergraduate program.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Applicants must be
-in good academic standing, with at least a 3.0 grade point average
-a declared Sociology major,
-recommended by one faculty member/sociology instructor recommend
APPLICANTS MAKE THESE COMMITMENTS TO THE PEER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
-Attend weekly team meetings
-Provide tutoring (in select subject areas) as needed by students
-Assist in developing and distributing a quarterly undergraduate newsletter
-Plan and hold one event each term for students
-Provide basic academic, career and internship advising as needed by students
-Meet with the representatives from the Career Center and Tykeson Advising
-Assist the sociology department with various tasks regarding event planning and communication
-Present opportunities in sociology to undergraduate classes
-Conduct a project of your choosing each year
-Commit to a minimum of 2 terms (not including summer)
WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?
As a Peer Leader, you will have the opportunity to strengthen both your problem solving
and communication skills. You will also gain marketable on-the-job experience in time
management, organization, and leadership.
In your first term as a Peer Leader you will earn one credit (P/NP) in Sociology 406. In your second term as Peer Leader you earn one graded credit (ABCDF) of Sociology 406 .
PLEASE NOTE: Sociology 406 does not satisfy the 400 level Sociology requirements,
but does count as elective Sociology credit.
Number of Terms Left Before Graduation:
Overall UO GPA:
How did you become interested in sociology?
What on and off campus activities have you participated in, and what was your role in them?
What contributions do you feel you could make to the Peer Leadership Program? (Feel free to suggest a project you might complete as a Peer Leader here).
What sort of tutoring can you offer to students in need? (For instance: reviewing essays, proofreading, statistics, or help on specific topics - gender, environment, race, criminology etc).
Please list the Sociology classes you have taken and the grades you received in them.
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