5050 Peer Helpers
The 5050 Peer Helpers for 2016-17 are students Vidya Lala '17, Maureen Fleming ’17, James Willey ’17, and Jonathan Jones‘19. They are available by phone (717-868-5050), email (email@example.com), or walk-in appointments in Counseling Services, 2nd floor Shroyer Health Center. Students utilize the one-on-one meetings privately with Peer Helpers to discuss such issues as long distance relationships, academic concerns, and social anxiety. 5050 also run weekend social supportive groups called “OASIS” and “60 Minutes. They have completed Green Dot Bystander Training and Title IX Training for reporting sexual assault; as such are mandated reporters.
Hometown: Trichardt, South Africa (originally), Mechanicsburg, PA
Interests/Hobbies: Dabbling on the piano (chop sticks), singing off key in the shower, running around like crazy on campus and bike rides anywhere and everywhere
Fun Fact: My sister Amisha and I will graduate together this year! She’ll have a doctorate in PT and I’ll have a B.A. in Bio.
Hometown: Washington Township, Sewell, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: basketball (on women’s LVC team), playing with
puppies, and watching Netflix
Fun Fact: I can talk with my mouth closed.
OASIS (Overcoming Awkward Situations in School) is a social, supportive group that is facilitated each Saturday from 6-7 p.m. by the 50/50 Peer Helpers. They cover topics such as building relationships, coping with stress, reading social cues, and speaking up. The group encourages any student to come that has difficulty connecting with others in the classroom or in their social life. The group encourages students to join at any point in the semester.
60 Minutes is a supportive social group facilitated by 50/50 Peer Helpers on every Sunday night school is in session. They meet in the Tweedie rooms in Mund College Center, Sundays from 6-7pm. Students who like to discuss a variety of current events either on the local, national, or international level find themselves in this group. Come join the lively conversation at any point during the semester!
Peer Helpers are available to provide educational programming to various student groups including RA’s, Greeks, and Athletes by calling 868-5050 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule. They are available to present on Alcohol and Drug Education, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Suicide Prevention. 50/50 Peer Helpers attend all Counseling Services Events such as Eating Disorder Awareness, Vagina Monologues, Health Screenings, and DeStress Breaks.
Shroyer Health Center (2nd floor)
Monday–Friday (8 a.m-4:30 p.m.)
5050 Peer Helpers
The counseling center has a full-time licensed psychologist and a part-time licensed clinical social worker on staff that are able to provide individuals, couples, and group therapy to undergraduates using a short term model. Medical evaluations by a consulting psychiatrist are also available.