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Peer Leadership

Is your group or organization seeking a presentation speaker who will address today’s college challenges?  Are you personally in need of individualized, one-on-one consultation with an informed student leader?  The Peer Leadership Council may be right for you! Check out these specific services and much more.Active and informed peer leadership is important for all campuses and Louisiana Tech University truly has its share of distinguished and talented students. Counseling Services, through the establishment of the Peer Leadership Council, utilizes this valuable student resource, making it an integral part of its program.

The Peer Leadership Council

The Peer Leadership Council, conveniently called the PLC, is a group of peer leaders who are trained by Licensed Professional Counselors through a prerequisite three hour credit course, Kinesiology 433C (Dynamics of Peer Leadership). This course is offered during the spring quarter to students who express  interest and are qualified through recommendation.  Course instructors prepare students to invest in leadership roles, advise and consult on college issues, lead discussions groups, and deliver pertinent information through creative programming on a variety of life-skill topics applicable to the college population. Are you interested in PLC membership? Contact Counseling Services, 257-2488.

History

The Peer Leadership Council (PLC) was established in the summer of 1992.  Since its conception, over 300 informed and qualified students have served as peer leaders sharing current and relative information to thousands of Louisiana Tech students – ranging from freshmen to graduate level including both the traditional and non-traditional. The PLC has been characterized by the Louisiana Tech administration as one of the most influential student groups on campus because of the volume of student contacts and topics of presentation.

Purpose

The Peer Leadership Council provides vital information to assist and support fellow Louisiana Tech University students, both individually or in groups in making healthier and wiser life choices.  Their enlightened knowledge translates into programs that do more than inform; they may redirect, change or even save lives.

Campus Connections

Fraternities, sororities, residence hall personnel, other university organizations and even individual students may utilize the help of the Peer Leadership Council by accessing the PLC web-site or by verbal and/or written communication. The Peer Leadership Council is also noted for its instructional partnership role in Freshmen University Seminar – addressing most freshmen during the fall, winter and spring quarters through a presentation entitled SEVEN.  This program addresses seven questions freshmen may ask during their first year in college and how student responses to these questions can ‘make or break’ a successful college experience. In addition, confidential, student consultation on a one-on-one basis with a PLC member is available. Last, the PLC support is often invited by Counseling Services, Student Affairs, and/or the University-at-large to assist in programs of merit and worth.