University Housing

Residential Life

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors (PA) are UT Dallas student employees who live on campus and provide University Housing residents with personal, academic and housing-related peer support.

Peer Advisors at Freshman Move-in

Residential Life employs upperclassman students in this leadership role. PAs are assigned to the residence halls and various apartment buildings within University Housing. Students selected as PAs go through an extensive training period to fully prepare them for their role as a PA.

View the official Peer Advisor Job Description

The PA lives with his or her designated community and provides various resources to residents:

  • Community building through individual interactions and group activities.
  • Knowledge about campus resources, including UT Dallas policies and procedures.
  • Resource to help with conflict mediation between roommates.
  • On-call services to respond to after hours or emergency concerns.

Become a Peer Advisor

The process to become a PA for the fall semester begins in the prior spring semester. If you are interested, "Like" the Interested in Being a UTD Peer Advisor? Facebook page for more information.

2016 Interest Sessions*

All students interested in applying to be a PA MUST attend an interest session. These sessions are a great chance to meet current peer advisors and coordinators. The sessions cover PA job requirements and the application process. Interest sessions are a good chance for applicants to ask questions of current PAs and the coordinators who supervise them.

  • Wednesday, October 5: RHW Multipurpose Room 9-10pm
  • Thursday, October 6: RHS Classroom 5-6pm
  • Monday, October 10: RHSW Multipurpose Room 10-11pm
  • Wednesday, October 12: RHNW Multipurpose Room 8-9pm
  • Thursday, October 13: Student Union Gemini Room 2-3pm
  • Tuesday, October 18: Student Union Gemini Room 3-4pm
  • Wednesday, October 19: RHN Classroom 7-8pm
  • Monday, October 24: RHW Multipurpose Room 8-9pm
  • Wednesday, October 26: Phase 8 Clubhouse 4-5pm
  • Monday, October 31: Student Union Galaxy Room C 3-4pm
  • Thursday, November 3: RHSW Multipurpose Room 10-11pm
  • Tuesday, November 15: RHN Multipurpose Room 5-6pm

* Dates are subject to change. Please refer to the Facebook Page for the latest information.