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OPEN NOW: Applications for the Sociology Peer Leadership Program!

Hello Sociology Majors!

Do you want to develop leadership skills? Just can’t get enough sociology? Want to earn credit doing both? Take a look at the Sociology Peer Leadership Program (Soc 406).  Participants in the Peer Leadership Program are tasked with communication, advising, event planning and tutoring in the Sociology Department. Students in this program plan events of interest for undergraduates, put together quarterly newsletters, tutor in their areas of expertise and come up with innovative ways to meet the needs of sociology majors and minors. You can see more information about the program and apply here: https://forms.gle/vadY8bJq9tTNp4rD9

Here is a more extensive description of the program:

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.