Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

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What is a Peer Academic Leader?

Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) serve as mentors, teachers, and resources to students who live on campus at Wichita State University. PALs assist residential students by providing academic support and social opportunities while teaching students how to be succesful in the classroom at Wichita State University.

PAL Position Description

What are the benefits of becoming a PAL?

The benefits to becoming a PAL are limited only by your ambition, but if we have to get specific, check these perks out:

    Gain valuable leadership experience
    Mentor new Wichita State students
    Add to your career experience on your professional resume
    Get first-hand college teaching experience
    Network with WSU faculty and staff

What is the compensation for a PAL?

Each Peer Academic Leader is compensated for holding the weekly 10-hour position with Housing. Peer Academic Leader compensation also includes a free room in Shocker Hall.

Am I Qualified to be a PAL?

The minimum qualifications to be considered for hire as a Peer Academic Leader include:

    At least one-year of college experience
    Good academic and judicial standing
    Undergraduate student status
    Previous leadership experience (preferred)