The Luckyday Program

The University of Mississippi

Peer Leadership Program

The mission of the Luckyday Scholarship Peer Leadership Program is simple. We seek to foster a sense of academic responsibility among the participants in the Luckyday Program. We believe that through relationships focused on  success, both inside and outside the classroom, Luckyday Scholars will achieve their goals. This is not limited only to academic success but also life success. Whether it is in the boardroom, the classroom or any other facet of life, Luckyday Scholars will be prepared to rise to any occasion.

A sense of communal obligation is created through individual relationships. Our Peer Leadership Program pairs new freshmen with a Luckyday Peer Leader and other freshmen to allow each scholar to achieve greater academic and life success. Our goal is simply to create avenues of communication to foster academic success. Oftentimes, freshmen simply are not aware of the vast resources the university offers them. This program is a chance for freshmen to ask more experienced peers any question whether it concerns academic classes, resources offered by the university or which professor they found the most inspiring.  Monthly meetings coordinated by each Luckyday peer leader provides support and resources for new scholars.

We hope that both peer leaders and freshmen scholars in this program will benefit from the relationship. Freshmen will have another avenue to gain access to university resources, and their peer leaders will have the opportunity to participate more fully in the university community. Leading and teaching others is oftentimes the best way for upperclassmen to understand more completely their abilities. The Peer Leadership Program offers this opportunity.