Gemstone Honors Program
GEMS 100 class

Section Leader Positions

Section Leaders are an essential part of the Gemstone Program.  Being a section leader is an excellent opportunity to teach and lead your peers.  Students regularly cite their SLs as a highlight of their Gemstone experience.

GEMS 100

GEMS 100 Section Leaders are hired in the spring semester to serve for the following fall semester.  Each SL will co-teach with another SL a weekly 75 minute class that orients new Gemstone students to the Program and the University. Applying to be a GEMSS 100 SL is a multi-step process, requiring an application, training workshop(s), and a group interview. See the inforgraphic and attached documents below for more details about the process.

GEMS 100 2017 Application ProcessClick image to enlarge

Fall 2017 GEMS 100 Job Description
Fall 2017 GEMS 100 Frequently Asked Questions

Please note, you must attend the Info Session January 29 from 6-8pm to be eligible to apply. To apply, fill out the online application by Friday, February 3rd by 5:00PM.

Questions? Contact Leah Tobin at

GEMS 102

GEMS102 Section Leaders assist new students in brainstorming research ideas and offer students the opportunity to form teams.

GEMS 104

GEMS104 Section Leaders facilitate discussions and help small groups of freshmen with their semester-long research projects.

GEMS 202

GEMS202 Section Leaders serve as peer mentors for brand new Gemstone teams as they develop a draft of their thesis proposal.

Payroll Forms

SLs receive compensation, either monetary or through credit.  If you are in a paid role you must fill out the appropriate payroll forms, found here.