Peer Educators

Academic Integrity Team group photoPeer Educators promote integrity and educate students on ethics. You can become a peer educator too! How can you know if becoming a peer educator is for you? Try answering the following questions, and if you answer yes to more than one of the questions below, then step right up and apply!

  • Do you have 1 or more years left at UCSD before you graduate?
  • Want to get involved on campus?
  • Are you looking to gain some leadership experience?
  • Do you enjoy working with other students and helping others?
  • Do you care about maintaining integrity on the UCSD campus?
  • Do you want to learn more about the academic integrity policy and procedures?
  • Do you want to do all of the above plus more while having fun and making great new friends?

Our Peer Educators help advise students, receive awesome leadership experience, gain a supportive community, and feel the satisfaction of making a difference and helping their peers.

Role of peers

  • Participate in the delivery of the Academic Integrity Seminar
  • Create and give integrity and ethics presentations
  • Consult with students about integrity (academic, professional, personal) and ethical decision-making
  • Advise students who have been alleged with academic integrity violations
  • Work with university community members to enhance the integrity and ethics culture at UCSD
  • Reach out to schools of all grades through presentations to promote and educate students about the importance of Academic Integrity 


To be an Integrity Peer, students should have:

  • the ability to commit to 50 hours in each quarter. Peers are expected to adjust their schedules to fit in meetings, training sessions and Seminars, though we do our best to accommodate class schedules.
  • the ability to work both independently and within dyads and teams
  • basic oral presentation and communication skills and an interest in developing these skills further
  • a desire to exercise leadership and create a campus culture of integrity
  • a professional demeanor and ability to interact with diverse groups at all levels of the university.
  • the commitment and dedication to meet the Peer responsibilities


Integrity Peers develop:

  • their capacity for leadership by stimulating integrity dialogues and challenging unethical conduct
  • communication skills by presenting to diverse audiences, small and large
  • ethical decision-making strategies
  • a sense of personal, professional, and institutional ethics and their complicated intersection
  • program development skills
  • awesome resumes and experiences to relay in graduate/professional school and employment interviews!

Apply now!