Housing Leadership Community
L.E.A.P., which stands for Leadership Education and Advising Program, is a new initiative here at UAH that intends to help incoming first year students connect with outstanding student leaders here on campus. Students in the L.E.A.P. program will live on the Leadership floor in Central Campus Residence Hall during their first year. These students will go through leadership training and development programs, organized by the L.E.A.P. advisors and Leadership Resident Assistants. In addition, each L.E.A.P. student will be carefully matched with a Peer Mentor who will help students to transition to our campus and become active in the UAH community.
By becoming a Peer Mentor, student leaders will help to guide our next generation of UAH Chargers. Mentoring is a rewarding experience for all those involved. The relationship that is formed between the mentor and the person being mentored is built on trust, respect and the common goal of bettering one’s ability to succeed. Mentors will also receive access to great training topics and professional development opportunities.
A Peer Mentor (PM) assists first-year students in their transition from high school to UAH by providing support and guidance. This is accomplished by the Peer Mentor actively participating in both the Fall and Spring training programs, as well as building a relationship with your assigned first year mentee throughout the academic year. L.E.A.P. focuses on all aspects of adjustment: social, academic and mental wellness.
Peer Mentor Qualifications
Full-Time Student enrolled at UAH
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
In good standing with the University
Currently involved in various campus life activities
A resume is required (first-year students can reference actvities/service done in high school as well as UAH)
Interested in applying to be a Peer Mentor?
Living to Lead
The Housing Office and Leadership Office have been working closely in order to ensure that we can provide you the best experience possible while you're living with us and while you are partaking in different things on campus, especially with leadership! We have spent time to make sure that we create a very intentional, plentiful, and fun community for you all be a part of during your tenure at UAHuntsville. The Central Campus Residence Hall Leadership Community will house sixty students. The Charger Village Leadership Community will be on the second floor and will house thirty total students.
On the floor you will be living with other students in the leadership programs and those who are interested in getting involved in the program. We will be providing special opportunities for those of you on the floors. The Leadership Community will be a fun place for you all to live and grow together as students and leaders! What can make this even better?! You'll have really awesome Resident Assistants who are a part of the leadership programs that will help to enhance your experience in many ways...and they put on some really awesome events!
If you have any questions regarding the Leadership Community in Housing, please contact:
Resident Director, Charger Village
Resident Director, Central Campus Residence Hall
If you have any questions regarding the Leadership Programs, please contact:
Assistant Director for Student Life
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