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As an undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University I have seen both the positive and negative impacts peer advising can have on students. My research and experience will show the benefits of peer advising from a student perspective. Understanding the benefits of this method of advising to both the peer advisor and the student is critical in measuring its impact. Peer Advisors in the LIberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education (LSEE) program at VCU are students who have completed the majority of their program requirements and have met the required GPA and testing benchmarks. Furthermore, these students have also demonstrated a keen interest in mentoring their fellow students. Peer advisors gain invaluable leadership skills through their experience and are an invaluable asset to the LSEE program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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College of Humanities and Science, Liberal Studies for Early Elementary Education

Current Academic Year


Faculty Advisor/Mentor

Lisa Fleming

Faculty Advisor/Mentor

Amy Rostan


Virginia Commonwealth University. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

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VCU Undergraduate Research Posters


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Building Student Leaders Through Peer Advising