Peer Partners (traditional MSU students) support LIFE Scholars with academics and/or campus engagement to help them succeed in their classes, get involved in the campus community and have a successful college experience! Watch our promo video!

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— Peer Partner Benefits — 

  • Have FUN, make new friends, and broaden your campus involvement!

  • Gain valuable personal and professional experience.

  • Join a group of students creating an inclusive campus community that supports learning for everyone.



— Academic Peer Partner — 

Paid position: $15/ hour 

(Qualifies as a Work Study position for eligible students.)

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Position Options:

  • Attend class with a scholar to support learning (e.g., take notes,clarify content, help with in-class assignments). A peer partner may be enrolled in the class or attend solely for the purpose of supporting a scholar.
  • Meet weekly with a scholar outside of class to assist withorganization and homework.
  • Both in-class and out of class support
  • Time commitment: 2-8 hrs./week with flexible days/times


— Social Peer Partner — 

Volunteer Position

Facilitate engagement in campus activities and events
(e.g., sporting events, movies, clubs, lunch, holiday parties, snowtubing, bowling)

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Volunteer Options:

        •  Be matched 1:1 with a scholar and meet weekly to engage on campus. 
        •  Join the MSU Cats 4 Community club and volunteer to attend activities with scholars each month.
        • Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week for 1:1 partners or  2+ hrs/month for club members.
        • Days/Times flexible


— Residential Peer Partner — 

Paid Position*

Residential Peer Partners are MSU students who live on campus
and support the LIFE Scholars who live in the dorms.  

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        • The residential peer partner must live on campus and provide support as outlined in the Residential Peer Partner handbook.
        • Time commitment: 6-10 hrs./week
        • *Pay: Partial to full room and board (depends on position and  number of students)
        • Hannon Hall and Landford Hall positions needed for fall 2023.
        • For more information, email Christy Sofianek at [email protected]