Peer Advisement

Interested in becoming a Peer Advisor for the 2015-2016 school year?

Please review our First Year Peer Advisement Job description.

Once you've read the job description please apply here! 

What is a First Year Peer Advisor?

A First Year Peer Advisor is a student who works closely to provide academic and emotional support to an assigned group of First Year Students.

What are the requirements?

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Commitment to position from August 2015 - May 2016
  • Available on Date and Time TBA meetings during fall 2015 and spring 2016
  • Attend our Kick Off Training/Reception in April in the Campus Center Auditorium. (a Light Reception will be served afterwards in the Campus Center Food Court)

 What are your responsibilities?


  • Support your assigned academic area and associated faculty throughout the academic year.
  • Provide First Year Students with academic, personal, and emotional support throughout their first year at Oswego.
  • Help First Year Students feel comfortable at SUNY Oswego.
  • Assist First Year Students with the transition from high school to college.
  • Encourage First Year Students to get involved in the campus community.
  • Make decisions that are in mutual interest of First Year Students and the college.
  • Act as a resource to help First Year Students find appropriate college services.
  • Maintain First Year Students' confidentiality.
  • Maintain contact with First Year Students throughout the year.
  • Attend and complete all coursework for GST 304. (Course runs throughout both the fall and spring.)
  • Complete 120 hours of Peer Advisement related activities throughout the year, 10 of which must be community service.

For more information about First Year Peer Advisement, contact:
Dan Roberts
Coordinator of New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation
145 Campus Center
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: (315) 312-3675