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Selection Criteria

Peer Advising Associates (PAAs) are students who:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Are in good standing at the university
  • Are available to work with new students via e-mail, Facebook, and phone during the summer
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Are able to respond quickly to e-mails and phone calls during the summer
  • Are outgoing, enthusiastic, and concerned about others
  • Are available on campus for training during spring semester
  • Students who will be traveling and out of contact for an extended period of time during the summer cannot serve as PAAs.
  • Students who will serve as full time UR Summer Research Fellows cannot serve as PAAs.

Recruitment Timeline

PAAs applications are due mid-March for the following summer. If you are interested in being a PAA, please check this website again next spring.