Become an SI Leader

Interested in becoming a Supplemental Instruction leader? The general application process and timeline is outlined below!

Application Process for Fall 2023

STEP 1: Review qualifications, primary activities, and key dates below.

STEP 2: Complete an online application

STEP 3: Participate in Group Interviews, by invitation only 

STEP 4: Participate in an Individual Interview, by invitation only

Qualifications for SI Leaders

In order to become an SI leader, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate Purdue student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher OR
  • Have a 3.3 term GPA for the previous two semesters (does not include summer terms)  and
  • Meet course requirements (typically an A or B+ in the course; may also include prerequisite course(s))
  • Be able to commit to working 10-15 hours per week in this position
  • Be able to attend the two-day pre-semester training (typically the weekend before classes start)
  • Provide 2 professional references in the application. At least one reference must be affiliated with Purdue University (Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistant, etc). Please note - we will not accept current SI leaders as references. 
  • Complete all steps of the application process (see below)
  • Attend one of the following:
    • One of the four Interest Sessions or
    • Four or more SI sessions during the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters
  • Please note - we prefer to hire SI leaders with at least 2 full semesters at Purdue. Applicants who do not have a GPA are still welcome to complete the application, but please be aware that offers are contingent upon a grade check at the end of the semester.

Responsibilities of an SI Leader

  • Attending all lectures for assigned SI course
  • Planning and facilitating two or three 50-minute sessions a week
  • Holding one office hour a week
  • Meeting with course faculty throughout the semester
  • Meeting with SI Leader team and professional staff supervisor throughout the semester
  • Attending the SI monthly team meetings
  • Additional documentation, administrative tasks, and professional development opportunities

Hours and Compensation 

Typically, we expect our SI Leaders to work between 10-15 hours per week throughout a semester. As an SI Leader, you can expect to have your pay start at $10 per hour.

Interest Sessions

Interested in becoming an SI leader, and want to learn more? Please attend one of our interest sessions! These one-hour in-person sessions allow candidates to get a more thorough understanding of the role of SI Leader, including an opportunity to ask questions of current SI Leaders, in order to determine if the position is a good fit for them before they apply.

Interest Sessions for Fall 2023 SI Leader positions are listed below. All Interest Sessions will be held in-person in the Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center (WILY C215). Please note that  registration is required to attend one of these sessions. Space is limited at each session and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Registration is now closed.


Anticipated SI Leader Course Openings for Fall 2023

Courses with expected openings for Fall 2023 are listed below. Courses and hiring needs are subject to change.

  • BIO 203
  • CHM 111
  • CHM 115
  • CHM 116
  • CHM 257
  • CS 180
  • ECON 251
  • ME 200
  • ME 270
  • MA 158
  • MA 16020
  • MA 161
  • MA 162


The application to become a SI Leader is now closed.

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