Make Upperclass Connections: Peer Leaders
You've heard of RAs. Like RAs, the Freshman Experience Program has Peer Leaders who live on the floor along with the freshmen. These Peer Leaders are upperclassmen (mostly sophomores) who share their experiences with you as well as introduce you to the campus and its resources and people who can get you going in the right direction.
Your Peer Leader will plan activities for the section and the floor. Some past activities have included trips to a Braves game, paintball, dinner out in Atlanta, movies, participation in Georgia Tech's TEAM Buzz community service day, intramural teams, dream interpretation program by the Counseling Center, and going to GT sporting events together. Even though all activities are optional, this is a great way to meet others in your community.
Peer Leaders can also help you answer questions such as:
- When is Drop Day for classes?
- How do I register for classes for Spring Semester?
- When are fees due?
- Who is my academic advisor?
- How do I change my major?
There is one peer leader for approximately every 20 freshmen.