Become an SI Leader

Recruitment for Fall 2020 Supplemental Instruction Leaders will begin in mid-February 2020. 

Application Process

STEP 1: Review qualifications, responsiblities and key dates AND Attend one of the following:

  • Four (4) or more SI sessions throughout Spring 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020; OR
  • An SI Interest Session to learn more about position (more information below)

STEP 2: Complete an online application. 

STEP 3: Attend Group Interviews (by invitation only) 

STEP 4: Participate in an Individual Interview (by invitation only) 

Interest Sessions

Interest Sessions give interested students a chance to learn more about the role of SI Leader. They will be held at the following dates and times in the ASC (WILY C215): 

  • Wednesday, February 12, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 20, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 25, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Tuesday, March 3, 7:30-8:30 pm

Registration is required to attend an Interest Session. Registration link will be available January 22.


Applicants must:

  • Have a 3.3 cumulative GPA or
  • Have a 3.3 term GPA for the previous two semesters and
  • Have received an A or B+ in the prerequisite course(s)
  • Complete all steps of the application process (see above)

**Applicants who do not have a GPA or cannot attend the lecture time for their course will not be considered.

Primary Activities

  • Attend mandatory two-day pre-semester training before classes begin (usually Friday and Saturday).
    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • Saturday, August 22, 2020
  • Attend the assigned lecture for your course
  • Plan and conduct two or three engaging, collaborative study sessions each week during afternoons and evenings
  • Hold one office hour each week for meeting students and planning sessions
  • Meet regularly with the professor of your course
  • Attend ongoing trainings
  • Meet with the SI professional staff as required
  • Work an average of 10-15 hours per week.

**Due to the overlapping commitments between Fall SI Leader Training and BGR, new SI Leaders may not participate in a leadership role in BGR. Students may apply for both roles, but if they are selected for both, they must choose only one.


The application will be available from February 19, 2020 through March 8, 2020. Check this page again during those dates to access the application.

Questions about the SI Leader hiring process may be directed to

Academic Success Center
Wiley Hall C215

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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