iLEAD Peer Educators

The iLEAD Peer Educator Program was established to provide the five MGA campuses with Peer Educators who provide programming and peer-to-peer mentoring to connect students to resources that increase persistence in college during challenging times. All Peer Educators complete NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator Training online plus MGA trainings in the fall and spring.

2024-25 iLEAD Peer Educator Applications are now open!

Each spring, returning MGA students are invited to apply to the iLEAD Peer Educator Program for the fall and spring. This new student leadership program is made possible by the collaboration of various departments, faculty, and staff across the university.
  • Are you looking for a way to help other students be successful in college?;
  • Do you see the need for the university to connect students to existing resources that will support them in the areas of mental health, wellness, academic success, personal development, diversity, and involvement?
  • Would you like an opportunity to gain experience and grow your leadership skills on your current campus?

Applications for Fall 2024 Open now


Programming (25%)

  • Plan one service event per semester for the Student Leadership Programs participants. The fall service day may be done in coordination with the MGA Day of Service.
  • Collaborate with other campus departments to plan, promote, and facilitate at least one program per semester. 
  • Assist with 2 student facing events per semester in coordination with the department hosting the event.
  • Communicate regularly and attend monthly meetings during the fall and spring with the Coordinator of Student Leadership Programs to coordinate service day plans and share information and updates.
Outreach (45%)
  • Share campus resource information with peers, friends, and classmates to increase student engagement and use of services
  • Attend and assist with campus/university events in order to connect and refer peers to resources
  • Market specific iLEAD programs for your campus as well as other resources through a variety of methods including Presence/MGA Knight Life, social media, class announcements, and casual peer interactions
  • Host Welcome Back tables during the first week of classes for your campus each fall and spring semester.
Documentation (5%)
  • Maintain accurate records of programming participation and student interactions through the consistent updating of the Activity Summary provided by the Coordinator of Student Leadership Programs
  • Commit a total of 30 hours of training and service throughout the academic year (July 2023 - May 2024). iLEAD Peer Educators who complete the 30 hours are eligible for a stipend of $217.50.


  • Good academic and community standing.
  • 2.7 GPA or higher. Applicants who are below the GPA requirement who would like to apply should submit a letter stating their specific situation and provide the name of a faculty or staff member who would support their application to the program.
  • Current student who has completed at least one full fall or spring semester in the past year at MGA before the start date of the program.
  • Registered for classes at MGA for the upcoming fall semester
  • Must identify the same primary campus of enrollment and/or residence for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 and must be able to fulfill duties in-person both semesters.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; self-motivated.
  • Exhibit strong communication, interpersonal, and helping skills in order to assist their peers with accessing campus resources.
  • Interested in working with a diverse student body and learning about other cultures.
  • Be willing to complete online self-paced Certified Peer Educator Training and participate in MGA training. We will have a virtual training on August 5 and in-person training on September 9.

Applications for the Fall 2024/2025 iLEAD Peer Educator Program are now open. We will interview as we receive applications and will take applicants until all spots are full.

Click here for a complete description of the position.