Peer instructor criteria

We look for the following when selecting Peer Instructors:

  • Students who have proven their ability to succeed academically at UK. A cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher preferred.
  • Students who are involved on campus in multiple student organizations and can share with new students the process of getting involved on campus.
  • Students who are good role models from a social standpoint. We look for students who make good decisions in regards to consumption of alcohol.
  • Students with personalities that can to connect with a variety of different types of students and have a desire to mentor new students.
  • Students who are enthusiastic about the University of Kentucky and the UK 101/201 experience.

Faculty/Staff Instructor Criteria

Faculty or professional staff members may apply to teach UK 101 or UK 201; professional staff must have earned at least a master's degree to be eligible. All UK 101 and 201 instructors and peer instructors are required to attend a mini-workshop in April, and first-time instructors also participate in a two-day training in May.

For more information on applying to teach a UK 101/201 section, please visit