Peer Referral and Orientation Staff (PROS)
What kind of training do I need to become a PROS member?
PROS members are required to attend a Training Retreat and eight weekly training sessions during the spring semester. Training pertains to understanding the student helper’s role, human development theory and its application to college-age students, basic facilitation skill development, active listening, effective verbal and non-verbal communication, and the use of campus resources and referral techniques.
Why should I join the PROS?
Trainees will benefit from not only learning how to better help others, but also by gaining new insights into themselves and their relationships with peers. The PROS will have many opportunities to get involved and make changes in the system, will be afforded experience to further their career development, increase their feelings of self-worth and confidence, and receive additional knowledge of and contact with key persons on campus. In addition, PROS are paid for their work during Freshman Orientation.
To learn more about becoming a PROS, attend an information session in the fall. Applications are available at each session.
Dates and Times for Fall 2010 TBA. Check back next semester!
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2010, but here is the application we used this year. Click here to view the application.