Apply to be a CU Well Peer Leader

If selected, you will have the opportunity to facilitate both the Responsible Community at Columbia (RC@C) and Live Well | Learn Well programs during New Student Orientation Programs (NSOP). This training and facilitation offers an opportunity to learn about alcohol and other drug issues, stress management and healthy lifestyle behaviors, to speak to incoming first-years about managing their choices as they transition into the Columbia community, and to participate as a campus leader throughout the year on outreach initiatives to create a smart, safe, responsible, and well community at Columbia.

January 09, 2020

Peer Leaders are expected to act as positive role models representing Columbia University at all times. There is an expectation that Peer Leaders demonstrate and promote responsible choices and healthy behaviors regarding alcohol and other drugs and promote positive stress management.

Applicants who currently have a judicial sanctioning of probation or above may be excluded from participation as a facilitator.


  • Participate in all required trainings.
  • Participate in all required facilitations.

Required Trainings and Facilitations

  • Trainings**:
    • Saturday, August 29, 2020
    • Sunday, August 30, 2020
    • Monday, August 31, 2020
    • Tuesday, September 1, 2020 

**Please note that if you are selected to be an Orientation Leader, you will be expected to attend training on Monday, August 24, 2020 to Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

  • Facilitations:
    • The RC@C and Live Well | Learn Well discussions will take place sometime between Monday, August 31st- Monday, September 7th. You must be available to attend all facilitation sessions. 

Attendance is required at each of the above-noted dates in order to facilitate this program.

Completed applications must be submitted below before the application deadline on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 8 p.m. You may be contacted for an individual and/or group interview as a component of your application. We look forward to reviewing your submission. If you have any questions, please reach out to Padma R. Entsuah (