GPS Peer Leader Program

Peer Leader

GPS Peer Leader Program


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The Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) is a three or four credit, required course for first-year students at UCCS. It is the first course in the Compass Curriculum and introduces students to the educational aims of this general education curriculum. The delivery of this course includes best practices related to welcoming and helping first-year students make successful adjustments to the university.

The GPS Peer Leader works within the Gateway Program Seminar to examine the complementary processes of teaching and learning from both a theoretical and pragmatic perspective. Peer Leaders will learn to engage, listen, and assist first-year students in a mature and professional manner relating to their adjustment to UCCS and academic success. Peer leaders will also work with assigned faculty to contribute to the instruction of their designated Gateway Program Seminar class.

Learning Outcomes

This position will directly allow the student to gain experience in the following Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS):

  • Intellectual Growth
  • Effective Communication
  • Career Choices
  • Leadership Development
  • Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships
  • Independence
  • Collaboration
  • Appreciating Diversity
  • Personal and Educational Goals





Rolling Deadline for Fall 2020 Applications!

  • Must be actively enrolled as a UCCS student and include the intent to enroll for the following semester. 
  • Must attend GPS Start-up Days (August 20-21st 2020) 8AM-5PM
  • Must have successfully passed GPS with a B or higher
  • Hold a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to attend GPS Peer Leader Training August 29th 9-2PM
How to Apply

To apply, please visit SEAN (Student Employment Assistance Network) or email the following documents to Sarah Long,

Questions? Contact Sarah Long for more information.