Office of Student Life

Involved Living

R-LEAD Peer Mentors

R-LEAD peer mentors serve as small group facilitators and mentors for program participants who are incoming first year buckeyes. Peer mentors (PMs) arrive early to campus to undergo training before their mentees arrive. PMs facilitate community building, program activity debriefs, and participate in all aspects of R-LEAD. This is a volunteer undergraduate student leader position.

Application is now open! Peer Mentor Application -  and will close Monday, April 1st

Peer Mentor Points of Pride

Peer Mentors will...

  • Move to Columbus/Campus early
  • Co-lead or lead a Legacy Group of approximately 10-20 first-year students. 
  • Be able to share their college experiences with first-year students and serve as a role model. 
  • Help first-year students familiarize themselves with campus resources and involvement opportunities.

Peer Mentor Job Description

  • Serve as a mentor and role model to R-LEAD participants 
  • Co-lead a Legacy Group composed of 10-20 first-year students  
  • Help students get to locations during R-LEAD program
  • Facilitate community building among your legacy and others in the program 
  • Facilitate small group discussions about college life, campus resources, and involvement opportunities 
  • Facilitate conversations about current events and Housing and Residence Education Core Values with Legacy Groups 
  • Remain engaged during the entirety of the R-LEAD Program, including program sessions 

Dates of Program (Subject to Change) 

Peer Mentor Training (typically a couple of days prior to program starting) 

  • Please click the picture on this webpage to see the 2023 PM training schedule.
  • Peer Mentors can plan to Move-In on Sunday, 8/13.
  • Peer Mentors need to Move-In between 8am - 1pm on Sunday. Training will begin at 2pm on North Campus. Sunday we'll have training from the morning and have a break before the R-LEAD kickoff event begins.

R-LEAD Program Sun. 8/13 - Wed. 8/16

  • OWL Program (All R-LEAD participants will also participate in the OWL program) R-LEAD participants will participate and be trained as OWLs once the R-LEAD program ends.
  •  ** Peer mentors are NOT required to be a part of the OWL program once the R-LEAD program ends.**
  • R-LEAD participants will be required to participate in the OWL program, but as a peer mentor, you will not. If you're looking to also participate in the Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) program (click here for website), you'll need to separately apply to that program here:

Application is now open!

Peer Mentor Application -  and will close Monday, April 1st