Peer Leaders

Position Description

Title: Peer Leader
Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Staff Advisor: Assistant Director of Student Conduct, Allie Clayton
Work Period: Spring 2020 – Fall 2021

Position Summary:  The Peer Leaders is the central deliberative body in the conduct system for non-academic cases. It hears all cases involving non-academic/social misconduct that are resolved through the Administrative Hearing Process with a panel. Its task is to find the truth and render fair judgment. The term of service is one year; students may reapply each year.

Mandatory Time Commitments:

  • New Member Welcome
  • Peer Leader Orientation: August 2019
  • Estimated expected caseload of 2-3 cases per semester
  • Bi-Weekly Meetings


  • Be a content expert on the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Engage actively in all hearings and be prepared to render fair, and sometimes difficult judgments
  • Commitment to seeking the truth in the context of sometimes ambiguous or conflicting claims.


  • Ability to abide by time commitments.
  • Current undergraduate student at Wake Forest University.
  • Evidence of good character, good judgment, and commitment to ethical behavior.
  • Hold a 2.7 cumulative GPA or above.
  • No Honor Code violations.
  • Willingness to disclose any conduct offenses.
  • All applicants must be in good standing with the university.

Skills Recommended:

  • Ability to remain objective
  • An interest in working with students in a learning environment
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Empathetic mindset
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Possess the capacity to educate others on university policies