Instrumental to the success of Ubuntu Scholars, the Peer Leader (PL) is matched with a pair of first-year male students, while, in-turn, receives professional development, structured coaching from an adult professional as a mentor, and financial compensation for each formal hour of service dedicated to their peers. These resources position the PL to support the realization of the program’s mission and vision.


  • Directly communicates with their assigned scholars at a minimum of 1x per week.
  • Serves as a resource broker and sounding board for peers
  • Identifies campus resources for other scholars and connects them to people and offices that can support their individual needs
  • Fosters a welcoming and progressive learning atmosphere
  • Assists with the planning and facilitation of events, activities and workshops
  • Participates in monthly in-person programming
  • Builds community and comradery
  • Supports the Student Life organization component of the program model
  • Actively role-models the ideals and values of the program – Ubuntu in action


To become a Peer Leader, you must:

  • identify as a male student
  • be enrolled in a minimum of six credits at Massasoit, currently
  • have successfully completed two or more academic semesters at Massasoit

Additional qualifications are as follows:

  • Flexibility to dedicate 4-8 hours per week for the academic year
  • Accessibility to campus
  • Ability to attend all monthly workshops and campus events hosted by Ubuntu Scholars and/or as directed
  • Demonstrated familiarity with campus resources
  • Vested interest in the issues that affect students of color and marginalized communities
  • Accessibility to the Brockton campus
  • Willingness to learn and be challenged


Peer Leader is a paid position: Rate: $12.00/hour; Maximum Hours/Week: 8 Hours