Leaders in the cohort system work collaboratively to plan activities and events for their individual cohorts and the larger Wharton community. Each cohort has one executive director, two directors, and one freshman representative.
Executive Directors are juniors and seniors that oversee their respective cohorts in addition to serving on the Cohort Executive Board, which is comprised of the nine executive directors and two co-chairs. The Board works directly with the Undergraduate Division to implement the strategies and objectives of the cohort system. This position is held for one year with the opportunity to reapply. Cohort executive directors must have previously served in the cohort system in a non-freshman representative role.
Directors are sophomores, juniors, or seniors who serve as peer mentors and plan activities for first-year students in their respective cohorts. This position is held for one year with the opportunity to reapply.
Freshman Representatives are freshmen who are selected in September to serve as liaisons between their cohort peers and their cohort director. They help create community within their respective cohort by planning events and initiatives with other cohort leaders. This position is held for one year.
Cohort Mentors serve as upperclass mentors to freshmen in their cohort. Mentors and mentees connect as pairs by setting up coffee breaks and other activities.