In order to become peer counselors, students must meet all eligibility requirements and complete a two-part screening process.
Entrance to the program is competitive and selective. If you are at least a lower sophomore in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA or better) and willing to commit to a minimum of two (2) semesters of coursework, you are eligible to apply.
For students who have been accepted, education and training consist of two mandatory three-credit courses; an optional third semester advanced course is available for those who wish to continue in the program.
Only a limited number of students can be admitted to the Peer Support Services Program each semester, since we must work within existing faculty resources while maintaining our commitment to a small class size.
Students must be able to attend an off-campus weekend retreat each semester. This is a mandatory component of the program.
Prospective peer counselors may pick up an application from the Peer Support Services Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union, Room LL37 (around the corner from the bookstore). Completed forms must be submitted to the Peer Support Services Office by the deadline.
Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted for a first screening. Candidates are interviewed by experienced peer counselors.
If you are successful in your first screening, you will be asked to return for a second interview with the screening coordinator and the administrator of Peer Support Services. They will make the final selections.