The consultants

Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) are diverse students with a strong academic record. All PRCs have completed the WRIT 1301 course (or similar) with a grade of B or higher. The PRCs also train to develop their information literacy, tutoring, and cultural competency skills. Meet this year's PRCs!


Any student is encouraged to meet with a PRC to improve their research skills. The program targets:

Program goals

  • Provide academic support for University of Minnesota undergraduates and to support the University of Minnesota's Student Learning Outcomes, specifically:
    • identify, define, and solve problems
    • locate and critically evaluate information
  • Support the vision developed by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The priority areas identified for this program are:
    • improve campus climate for diverse students, faculty, staff and visitors
    • engage internal and external communities in looking at strategies for the retention and success of diverse students


For more information about the Peer Research Consultant Program contact Andrew Palahniuk at 612-624-0365 or