Leos are dynamic upperclass peer mentors who are maximizing their Lafayette experience through stellar academic performance, co-curricular involvement, and campus leadership.

The Leo Program is designed to provide holistic support to students during their entire first year. Lafayette College strives to engage students socially through programming, regular individual and group interactions, and the formation of a lasting community. Lafayette College also endeavors to create opportunities for intellectual engagement within the residential communities and connecting students’ academic experiences with their residential ones.

Leos have been trained by the Office of Student Involvement and the Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs to answer your questions about course registration, academics, and social opportunities at Lafayette.

Leo Program Purpose:

The Leo Program will focus on four key areas:

  • Sharing Resources and Information
  • Academic Transition and Success
  • Social Transition and Creating Community Connections
  • Wellness and Healthy Decision Making

New students will first meet their Leo over the summer (through email, GroupMe, social media, or Zoom). That same Leo will guide them through the Orientation program before classes begin and remain connected to their students throughout the first year by meeting with them one on one, connecting students with resources, facilitating group activities, encouraging active involvement, answering questions, and serving as a friend and mentor.