TODAY: Interested in becoming a PAA? Final Info Session Today, 3/10 at 3 PM

March 10, 2023

Dear Butler Sophomores and Juniors,

I write to remind you that applications are open to join our fantastic cohort of Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs) for Academic Year 2023–24.  The final info session is today, March 10 at 3:00pm in the Mathey Private Dining Room.

PAAs are an essential part of Butler’s academic advising team: they work closely with RCAs in supporting the transition of first-year zees to Princeton and they help all students negotiate academic challenges and their academic pathways towards majors and minors/certificates.

Our PAAs are from a wide range of AB and BSE departments. You do NOT have to have a near-perfect GPA in order to be eligible; students who have overcome challenges in their academic work have important advice and perspectives to share!

To be a Peer Academic Adviser you must be available for a welcome event during spring reading period (date TBD) and for PAA training and first-year orientation from August 24–September 4. You must also be available to assist with ClassPath, the academic advising mini course for first-years, this summer. This is a 10-hour commitment spread across July 17–August 11, scheduled at your convenience.

Normally, students serve as PAAs for the residential college they are affiliated with at the time of their PAA application.

Please read carefully the PAA Info Sheet for AY23–24. Applications are due March 19 by 11:59pm ET, with some applicants being invited to proceed to the interview stage.

Apply here by March 19:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me and current Butler PAAs with any questions. I look forward to working with another great PAA team next year!

All the best,

Dr. Lazen


Matthew Lazen, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

1976 Hall D028

Butler College

Princeton University



Reception: 609-258-3474

Office: 609-258-7140