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Leadership Positions

Biology Peer Mentor

Student will assist in efforts to attract and retain freshman biology majors by attending the critical thinking course (Biol 120B), providing SI instruction, and being available to help with individual concerns. Students will also help with transitional curriculum development, and outreach activities. [more about Biology Peer Mentor]

Chemistry/Biochemistry Peer Mentor

Student will assist in efforts to attract and retain freshman chemistry and biochemistry majors by attending the critical thinking course (Sci 102 AB), providing SI instruction, and being available to help with individual concerns. Students will also help with transitional curriculum development, and outreach activities. [more about Chemistry/Biochemistry Peer Mentor]

Community Service Advisor

Community Service Advisors (CSAs) are responsible for mentoring, advising, and setting boundaries with students who live in the Residential Community. They are trained to respond to emergencies, mediate resident conflicts, make referrals to appropriate campus resources, provide community building activities, uphold Residential Community standards and policies, and build communities of respect and caring within a diverse group of individuals. Job expectations include, but are not limited to: on-call weekend and weekday duty (varies by neighborhood), service desk coverage, weekly staff meetings, weekly in-service training, weekly supervision meetings, and being a campus leader and role model. The CSA position is an academic year, live on-campus commitment and all members of the staff must be available in early-August and early-January for training and available throughout the year (including weekends) for major activities. [more about Community Service Advisor]

Co-op Team Leader

Community Service Advisors (CSAs) are responsible for mentoring, advising, and setting boundaries with students who live in the Residential Community. They are trained to respond to emergencies, mediate resident conflicts, make referrals to appropriate campus resources, provide community building activities, uphold Residential Community standards and policies, and build communities of respect and caring within a diverse group of individuals. Job expectations include, but are not limited to: on-call weekend and weekday duty (varies by neighborhood), service desk coverage, weekly staff meetings, weekly in-service training, weekly supervision meetings, and being a campus leader and role model. The CSA position is an academic year, live on-campus commitment and all members of the staff must be available in early-August and early-January for training and available throughout the year (including weekends) for major activities. [more about Co-op Team Leader]

FIG Peer Advisor

One of the signature points of the Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Program is the utilization of Peer Advisors who play a critical role in connecting the classroom to the living community. Each FIG will have one Peer Advisor. This is a year-long commitment. In the fall, the Peer Advisor will be required to fulfill the role of a Peer Mentor in a specialized section of University 102, but also to set-up outside of the class field trips, events with faculty members and study groups. These specialized FIG sections of University 102 will cover the traditional transition themes of University 102, but will only be taught by a faculty member and the Peer Advisor. In the Spring, the Peer Advisor will be required to independently teach a weekly one-unit seminar. Peer Advisors must be available in late August and every Friday from 1-3pm for training for both Fall and Spring semesters. [more about FIG Peer Advisor]

Humanities

During the 2015-16 academic year, the School of Arts and Humanities will offer nine different year-long Learning Communities for incoming freshmen. Each Learning Community will consist of 75-150 students and two to three faculty members. In addition, each community will have a different theme. [more about Arts and Humanities]

Interactive Theater Project (ITP) Actor

The purpose of the Interactive Theater Project (ITP) is to address issues of bystander behavior in a way that allows the audience to be a part of the performance. ITP uses the skit "Just Another Party" to bring awareness to sexual assault prevention and the bystander's role. ITP actors work closely with fellow students and staff facilitators to present "Just Another Party" to incoming First year students during Summer Orientation. During the presentation the audience has the ability to come on to the stage to change the outcome of the skit. [more about Arts and Humanities]

MOSAIC Peer Advisor

One of the signature points of the MOSAIC Program is the utilization of Peer Advisors who play a critical role in connecting the classroom to the living room. This is a year-long commitment. In the fall, the Peer Advisor will be required to fulfill the role of a Peer Mentor in a specialized section of University 102, but also to set-up outside of the class field trips, events with faculty members and study groups. These specialized MOSAIC sections of University 102 will cover the traditional Univ 102 themes, but will focus on issues of diversity and social justice. In the Spring, the Peer Advisor will be required to independently teach a weekly one-unit seminar. Peer Advisors must be available in late August and every Friday from 1-3pm for training. [more MOSAIC Peer Advisor]

Sauvignon CommUNITY Co-Op Team Leaders

By joining the Sauvignon CommUNITY, students seek and commit to active involvement in cooperative (Co-op) teams structured around a specific theme, which are designed to foster positive community, investment, and pride in the students' living environment. The Co-op Team Leader will work in a specific building in conjunction with the Community Service Advisors and one or two other Co-op Team Leaders. This team of CSAs and Co-op Team Leaders play a critical role in helping residents to realize ownership of their community. To effectively implement and manage the Sauvignon CommUNITY, each Co-op Team Leader will work with their students to educate them about their respective Co-op theme and to facilitate community building through a variety of activities and programs. [more about Sauvignon CommUNITY Co-op Team Leaders]

Science 120/121 FYE Peer Mentor

Selected student will serve as a peer mentor for both the Fall Science 120A and the following Spring Science 120B courses. The peer mentor's responsibilities are multifaceted. It is their goal to serve as a liaison between faculty and students, develop and implement transitional element curriculum, actively model good student behavior, assist in efforts leading to long term retention of Science 120 cohort, and assist with logistics of large group and field research. [more Science Peer Mentor]

Summer Bridge Leader

Summer Bridge Peer Leaders provide support and guidance to students participating in SSU's Summer Bridge Program. This week long program provides students the opportunity to develop and experience the formation of a collaborative learning/social community while developing skills to help their transition from high school to college. It also includes academic advising and course registration for Fall semester. Program participants are first-generation and historically low-income students preparing to attend SSU in the Fall. Work schedule will include night and weekend work during the program. On-campus living is required throughout the training and the program. [more about Summer Bridge Leader]

Summer Orientation Leader

Summer Orientation Leaders (O Leaders) are the first point of contact for new students and their parents. O Leaders are responsible for facilitating a successful transition to the University by providing key services and support in the delivery of SSU's Summer Orientation Program. O Leaders assume positions of leadership and involvement in all aspects of the Orientation program. [more about Summer Orientation Leader]

Stretch Peer Mentor

Students who score below a 147 on the English Placement Test (EPT) will take English 100A &100B, also known as a stretch course. The class curriculum provides supportive, instruction in the advanced academic literacy skills necessary for college-level work. Course content includes training in college-level analytical reading skills and expository writing, with particular emphasis on persuasive writing and research skills. Students who score into the stretch program and who are not part of MOSAIC, FIG, EOP, Hutchins, Univ 150, STEM or the Arts & Humanities learning community, will automatically be enrolled in a one-unit Univ 102 course in the fall semester that will be taught by their same English 100A instructor. [more about UNIV 102 Peer Mentor]

UNIV 150 Peer Mentor

The Freshman Year Experience (FYE) program is a multidisciplinary two-semester lecture/seminar designed for first-time first-year students. One hour of weekly lecture and four hours of weekly seminar, discussion, and advising address a variety of topics that interconnect issues in contemporary society with personal identity and student life. The course builds critical thinking, reading, writing, oral communication skills, information literacy, and student development, while also serving as an introduction to academic disciplines and the General Education Program at Sonoma State University. It satisfies GE categories A3 and C3 and awards an additional 1 unit of general elective credit for a total of 9 units. [more about UNIV 150 Mentor]

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