Peer Success Leaders

Peer Success Leaders are highly motivated and capable students who are ready to assist their peers through the challenges that come with the different stages of your college career. Whether it is navigating the academic and social challenges of college or pursuing leadership and involvement opportunities on campus, PSLs will collaborate with you to build a strong foundation and success plan for your time at Tulane. Working with a PSL will provide students with the opportunity to connect with someone who understands what they are going through first-hand.

PSLs are available to meet with their peers in person or via Zoom. To schedule a meeting with a PSL, use the button below. If you’d like to schedule with a specific PSL, click on the Meet the PSLs button.

What are Peer Success Leaders?

Peer Success Leaders (PSLs) are undergraduate students that provide support and encouragement to their peers as they navigate the challenges associated with adjusting to college. As paid student leaders, PSLs partner with students to identify obstacles to success and facilitate behavioral and mindset changes to overcome these barriers. Some of the barriers to success that PSLs may assist with include but are not limited to goal setting, interacting with professors, motivation, note-taking, organization, study skills, technology use, test taking strategies, time management, and utilizing campus resources. PSLs are trained to use the motivational interviewing approach in their meetings with students

Want to learn more?

If you are a sophomore, junior or senior interested in becoming a Peer Success Leader, please contact Cameron Cooper. Applications open in early Spring and can be found within Handshake.

Policies & Procedures

Students can schedule with a PSL at any point during their academic career at Tulane. To make an appointment, click on the scheduling link for your selected PSL, and select the date, time and location that work for you. Unlike success coaches, PSLs have weekend availability and can meet students at different campus locations.

A PSL is trained to cover the following subjects:

  • Identifying obstacles to success and facilitate behavioral and mindset changes to overcome these barriers
  • Goal setting
  • Interacting with professors
  • Motivation
  • Note-taking skills
  • Organization
  • Study skills
  • Technology use
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Time management
  • Utilizing campus resources

Peer Success Leaders are available for workshops throughout the semester. Use the PSL Workshop Request form below to submit your request. Please submit your request at least three (3) weeks prior to the speaking engagement.

Topics covered include time management, goal setting, study skills, exam prep, test taking strategies, interacting with professors, Zoom etiquette, organization, and self-care.

Workshop Request Form