Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Peer Mentor application DUE 3/17

Peer Mentor application DUE 3/17

2019 Peer Mentors

2019 Peer Mentors

2018 Peer Mentors

2018 Peer Mentors


R-LEAD Peer Mentors

Peer Mentor Points of Pride

  • Peer mentors will co-lead a Legacy Group of approximately 10-20 first-year students. 
  • Peer Mentors will be able to share their college experiences with first-year students and serve as a role model. 
  • Peer Mentors will 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  
  • During R-LEAD program and during legacy group connection events 
  • 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 Residence Life Core Values with Legacy Groups 
  • Remain engaged during the entirety of the R-LEAD Program, including program sessions 

 ** Peer mentors are NOT required to be a part of the OWL program once the R-LEAD program ends.**


Dates of Program 

R-LEAD Peer Mentor Training: 

Monday, July 19th - Thursday, July 22nd

(synchronous and asynchronous) (times TBD) 

R-LEAD Virtual Program: 

Sunday, August 1st – Friday, August 6th

(synchronous and asynchronous) (times TBD) 

Legacy Group connection events:

Monday, August 30th - Friday, September 30th

(Format to be determined at a later date)

R-LEAD participants will not be required to participate in the OWL program. 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:


Residence Life is looking for student leaders to serve as Peer Mentors for 2021 R-LEAD Program. This position offers the opportunity to develop leadership and facilitation skills and experience mentoring incoming first-year students. This is a volunteer position. 


The 2021 R-LEAD Peer Mentor application is CLOSED for summer 2021