Peer Dean Association

The Xavier University Peer Dean Association is a group of students who serve in many capacities through the academic year.  A major responsibility for Peer Dean Association members is serving as Peer Deans (orientation leaders) during the New Student Orientation Program.  Peer Deans gain valuable experiences in leadership, service, communication, team building, and problem solving, as members of Peer Dean Association.  Beyond orientation, the Peer Dean Association also sponsors several programs through the year that are targeted at meeting the needs of new students. 

Peer Dean Planning Committee
The Peer Dean Planning Committee (PDPC) serves at the Executive Council for the Peer Dean Association.  As members of PDPC, students get the opportunity to expand their leadership capabilities by working directly with full time staff to plan and implement an effective and fun-filled orientation program. 

2014-2015 PDPC Members
Ivyanne London, Student Director
Nia James, Assistant Student Director
Taylor Thibeaux, Student Coordinator, Community Plunge
Kaylon White, Student CoordinatorPublic Relations & Registration
Brianne Jones, Student Coordinator, Public Relations & Registration
Kennedy St. Charles, Student Coordinator, Recruitment & Marketing
Clarence Pace, III, Student Coordinator, Recruitment & Marketing
Jordan Powell, Student Coordinator, Recruitment & Marketing
Arkeyia Hayward, Junior Logistics Coordinator
Jordan Pierre, Junior Logistics Coordinator
Chelsea Tate, Junior Logistics Coordinator
Marcus Moses, Senior Logistics Coordinator
Chandler Schexnayder, Junior Logistics Coordinator
Treyc Terry, Senior Logistics Coordinator
Kareka Green, Historian

How to get involved!!

Students desire to become members of Peer Dean Association for a number of reasons.  As the premier student hosting organization at Xavier University, Peer Deans are the heart and soul of the new student transition experience! 

To apply for membership into Peer Dean Association, one must:

  1. Complete the Emergent Leaders workshops offered through the XU LEADS program;
  2. Become well acclimated with the Xavier University community and the programs and services offered by the institution;
  3. Be energetic and highly motivated to new student success;
  4. Attend the Peer Dean Association Interest Meeting (usually hosted every Spring); and
  5. Meet all academic and related qualifications for membership.

Membership selection for the 2014-2015 academic year is complete.  Interested students should begin preparing themselves as early as fall 2014 to meet all stated qualifications.

Opportunities to enroll in and complete the Emergent Leaders program will open immediately following New Student Orientation during the first week of school.  If you are interested in the program, please visit us in the Center for Student Leadership & Service, UC 316 or email us at

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