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ExCEL Students at a Service Project

Be an ExCEL Peer Leader

An ExCEL Peer Leader is a successful UNCW student who assists first-year students in a smooth transition to college life and the UNCW community.

See below for important dates:
New Applicants click here for application
Returning Applicants click here for application

Peer Leader Deadlines

  • Early deadline: February 23, 2014 by midnight
  • Final deadline: February 27, 2014 by midnight
  • Interviews will be conducted: February 26, 27, 28, 2014
  • Decisions will be made by: March 21
  • Training Sessions: Thursday, April 24 from 3:30-5:30 PM, Saturday, April 26 from 8:00-5:00 PM (tentative), Sunday, April 27 from 8:00-5:00 PM (tentative), and August 5 from 8:00-5:00 PM (tentative)


  • Must achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 (3.0 preferred)
  • Enroll in no more than 16 hours for the fall semester
  • Must have participated in the ExCEL or Global Perspectives Learning Community
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing with the university
  • Must be available at least 7 hours a week to attend the First-Year Seminar course, peer leader meetings, and other various out-of-class activitiesMust have an open mind, with a commitment to learning, understanding differences, and making a positive impact in the community
  • Must be available for both training dates (see above)