Join a Learning Community!
Explore your interests | Enrich your academic experience
Build your community | Participate in peer-to-peer learning
A Learning Community (LC) is a small group of students who share common interests, ideas, classes, and/or residence. To learn more about course-based Learning Communities, interest-based Learning Communities, and Living Learning Communities, visit and explore the LC website.
Make the Connection | Create your Direction
Become a Peer Mentor with the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program!
Students helping students learn.
The underlying philosophy of the PAL program and each of its subprograms is to provide learning opportunities in a positive and safe and comfortable environment.
During the 2012 - 2013 year over 90 Peer Mentors are participating in our PAL program, taking part in developing and delivering support programs to assist students like you in your academic career. Some of the Peer Mentors lead course-specific study groups assigned to a select set of larger, traditionally difficult undergraduate courses, some provide support for study and learning skills by leading small-group workshops, and others work with specialized projects at the U of S.
View more information on the Peer Assisted Learning - PAL program to find out how you can connect with these amazing students or to find out how you can gain valuable leadership skills by becoming a PAL Peer Mentor.