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5050 peer helpers work in the counseling services office at Lebanon Valley College

Peer Support Resources

5050 Peer Helpers

Trained and supervised by our professional counselors, the 5050 Peer Helpers for 2020-21 are students Lisa Orlando '21, D'23, Bailey Harper '22, Alec Beck '22, and Kyle Echterling '23. They are available by email at 5050@lvc.edu, virtual appointments through WebEx, and walk-in appointments in Counseling Services, 2nd floor of the Bishop Library (find their hours and virtual meeting rooms below).

Students utilize 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 "O.A.S.I.S." and "60 Minutes" which welcome all students at any point during the semester. OASIS meets Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 60 Minutes Sundays at 6 p.m. Fall 2020 meetings will be virtual. Join here.

Each Peer Helper is required to complete the following training: Title IX for reporting sexual assault (as such are mandated reporters); BraveZone training for sensitivity to the needs of LGBTQ+ students; QPR training for suicide prevention; and CREW or Step-Up training for bystander intervention.

Lisa Orlando '21, D'23

Lisa is a physical therapy major and will start her third year as a 5050 this coming fall. She has been a liaison for intercultural affairs and residential assistants in her role. Her experience as a 5050 had helped her grow professionally and has been an eye-opening experience. She loves being able to connect with students and help them the best she can.

Bailey Harper is one of LVC's 5050 peer helpers

Bailey Harper '22

Bailey is a junior neuroscience major on the premed track. Becoming a 5050 has provided her with an amazing experience to connect with her fellow peers whom she may not have had the opportunity to meet. She co-facilitates a weekend group about social issues and works closely with different organizations on campus, including Greek Life. She can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces in the fall!

Alec Beck is a 5050 peer helper at LVC

Alec Beck '22

Alec is a junior psychology and neuroscience double major here at LVC. He plans on pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist. The main reason he wanted to become a 5050 Peer Helper is to get to know new students and assist them in navigating the obstacles they might encounter during their college experience.

Kyle Echterling is a 5050 peer helper at LVC

Kyle Echterling '23

Kyle is a sophomore neuroscience major in the pre-medicine track. He is involved in many campus organizations, including the men’s swim team, student programming board, neuroscience club, Let’s Be Real worship group, DiscipleMakers, and First-Year Mentor Program. His interests include hiking, the outdoors, swimming, and the beach. He loves talking to others and making new friends on campus, so if you ever see him around, feel free to smile and say hi! He is looking forward to this upcoming academic year and being able to make new amazing memories.

5050 Fall Semester Schedule

Lisa Orlando '21, D'23

Connect with Lisa during her virtual office hours (listed below) here.

Monday 1-2 p.m. (remote appointments)

Thursday 10-11 a.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop Library)

Friday 12-1 p.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop)

Sunday 6-7 p.m. (60 Minutes group remote, join here.)

Bailey Harper '22

Connect with Bailey during her virtual office hours (listed below) here.

Monday 12-1 p.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop Library)

Tuesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop Library)

Wednesday 12-1 p.m. (remote appointments)

Saturday 6-7 p.m. (OASIS group, remote. Join here.)

Alec Beck '22

Connect with Alec during his virtual office hours (listed below) here.

Monday 2-3 p.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop Library)

Tuesday 12-1 p.m. (remote appointments)

Thursday 12-1 p.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop)

Sunday 6-7 p.m. (60 Minutes group, remote. Join here.)

Kyle Echterling '23

Connect with Kyle during his virtual office hours (listed below) here.

Tuesday 1-2 p.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop Library)

Wednesday 1-2 p.m. (remote appointments)

Friday 1-2 p.m. (in-person appointments, Bishop)

Saturday 6-7 p.m. (OASIS group, remote. Join here.)

Stepping Stones

Counseling Services Newsletter

O.A.S.I.S. 

O.A.S.I.S. (Overcoming Adverse Situations in School) is a social, supportive group that is facilitated each Saturday from 6-7 p.m. by the 5050 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 faced adverse situations in the classroom, in their social or home life. The group encourages students to join at any point in the semester.

 

60 Minutes

60 Minutes is a supportive social group facilitated each Sunday from 6-7 p.m. by the 5050 Peer Helpers. Students who like to be involved in discussions about local, national, or international topics are encouraged to be a part of the group. Come join the lively conversation about current events that matter to college students at any point during the semester.

 

Educational Outreach

Peer Helpers are available to provide educational programming to various student groups including RA’s floor meetings, Greek life, interest houses, and athletics by emailing 5050@lvc.edu to schedule. They are available to present on mental wellness, alcohol and drug education, sexual assault prevention, and suicide prevention. 5050 Peer Helpers attend most Counseling Services outreach events such as destress breaks and mental health screenings.