Peer Advisor Program

Student Success Center Peer Advising Program

The mission of the Student Success Center's peer advising program is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful, para-professional work in the field of academic advising. Through this structured program students will leave with an established foundation of advising best practices and development of professionalism in higher education settings.

   1. The values of academic advising are based on the NACADA's mission of:
   2. Championing the educational role of academic advisors to enhance student learning and development in a diverse world
   3. Affirm the role of academic advising in student success and persistence, thereby supporting institutional mission and vitality
   4. Anticipate the academic advising needs of 21st century students, advisors, and institutions
   5. Advance the body of knowledge on academic advising
   6. Foster the talents and contributions of all members and promote the involvement of diverse populations

The goal of the Peer Advising program is provide effective and efficient training to peer advisors to help address the needs of the UCCS student population through academic advising. To also provide mentorship to peer advisors helping them grow their professional, academic and personal skill sets and knowledge.

 Our Peer Advisors

  Picture of Terainer Brown - Peer Advisor                       

Terainer Brown

Graduate Student and Peer Advisor Terainer Brown holds a Bachelor's degree in Dance Education from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  As a former McNair Scholar, Terainer had a unique opportunity to grow as a professional, mentor her peers and work on several original research projects as an undergraduate student. While earning her degree, Terainer began working with the Michigan GEAR UP Program, A federal Trio program designed to target and assist low-income, first generation, minority and/or non-traditional students with access and persistence towards post-secondary education.  "It was here that I discovered my love for helping students who shared my same story."  After graduation, Terainer taught in a public school district in Metro-Detroit for 3 years, prior to moving to Colorado.  Currently working on her MA in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Student Affairs, Terainer has begun her transition into higher education, in hopes to continue to advise, mentor and truly make a difference in the lives of the students she comes in contact with.  "Education is social justice work, and I want to be a part of the movement toward student success!"     


   Picture of Frank Boldt Peer Advisor

Frank Boldt

"My name is Frank Boldt. I am, since May 2012, an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) studying Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Forensic Studies. My projected graduation is May 2014. I have attended two additional universities in the past including Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio, Texas and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. I obtained a AA in General Studies through Liberty University. My honors include President's List at UCCS for both Spring and Fall 2013."   


Become a Peer Advisor!

Application Checklist


q  Complete the Application Form

q  Complete the Application questions on a separate sheet of paper

q  Attach your resume to the application materials

q  Read and sign Position Description

  o    If you are submitting your application electronically, replace the signature with your initials

q  Return application materials to the Student Success Center Front Desk (Main Hall 208) or send all materials in one e-mail to Nashla Dawahre