Peer Leadership

Peer Mentors

Students who wish to spend a second year in the Living Arts community may apply to be peer mentors.

Living Arts peer mentors live in the Living Arts residential community in Bursley Hall and play an essential role in creating the Living Arts Community in three ways:

  1. Living Arts peer mentors work closely with their mentees on a year-long Collaborative Creative Project (CCP). Each CCP group consists of approximately 4 students who are new to Living Arts and one Peer Mentor. CCP groups will meet each month to participate in community challenges and to work on their Collaborative Creative Project to be presented at the Living Arts Symposium in April. Peer mentors may be eligible to earn credit toward the minor in Multidisciplinary Design for leading the Collaborative Creative Project.
  2. Living Arts peer mentors assume active leadership roles in the Living Arts community.
  3. Living Arts peer mentors meet informally with their mentees and introduce them to the resources of UM’s Campus.

Living Arts Alumni Board

Living Arts alumni who are no longer living in Bursley Hall but who wish to remain active in Living Arts can do so by serving on the Living Arts Alumni Board.

  1. Serve as ambassadors to the University community and larger community by identifying activities and opportunities that would be well-served by Living Arts representation.
  2. Coordinate collaborations with Living Arts and relevant student-led organizations and initiatives.
  3. Serve as role models and resources to the Peer Mentors and new Living Arts students.