What is Peer Helping?
The Peers Helping Peers (PHP) program supports peer helping and activities across campus. Peer Helpers receive training that equips them to recognize when other students experience difficulties and to help them with personal and academic struggles that may affect their success at University. Peer Helpers engage with and help other students in meaningful ways. Students can look to Peer Helpers for assistance and referrals to professional resources that can help them with their concerns. Peer Helpers create peer learning opportunities that build skills or assist new students with their transition to the University environment. Examples of peer helping activities include mentoring, organizing events, providing information and academic support.
Peer Helpers are trained to:
- Make referrals to professionals when appropriate
- Provide support
- Listen with empathy
- Help with decision-making
- Provide problem-solving assistance
If you are looking for more information about how to get involved in Peer Helping Peers, how to access peer helping program supports or if you want to start a program yourself, please contact the student success facilitator for student engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to be a Peer Helper, visit Applying to be a Peer Helper.