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Peer Academic Advisors

Peer Academic Advisors, or "PAAs", are students that have been broadly trained in numerous areas of academic life here at Rice and serve as liaisons between students, faculty advisors, and the Office of Academic Advising. Generally speaking, college PAA teams coordinate numerous group and individual activities that attempt to strengthen the academic vitality at their respective residential colleges. They offer accurate advice regarding specific classes, research opportunities, studying abroad, and academic rules, regulations, and procedures, or any topic as it relates to academics. Even if a particular PAA cannot answer each and every detailed question, as fellow students, they can serve as familiar and approachable contacts who can point students in the right direction of the proper resources. In this way, interactions between academics, learning, and especially advising are ongoing dynamic conversations which involve multiple perspectives, not just a prescription for registration.


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Peer Academic Advisors Contact Information 2013-2014    

If you would like to apply for a Year-Long, O-Week or Head PAA position for the 2014-2015 Academic Year, please complete the following application. The application is due on Monday, January 20th, 2014 by 5pm. If you would like more information on the PAA roles, you are welcome to read the following document: 2014-2015 PAA Role Descriptions