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 2021-22 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 or appointments at Shroyer Health Center (find their hours 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 "Friendly Faces" which welcome all students at any point during the semester. The group meets Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. 

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

Mondays

12-1 p.m. - Alec Beck

1-2 p.m. - Bailey Harper

2-3 p.m. - Lisa Orlando

Tuesdays

12-1 p.m. - Alec Beck

1-2 p.m. - Kyle Echterling

Wednesdays

10-11 a.m. - Bailey Harper

Thursdays

10-11 a.m. - Lisa Orlando

12-1 p.m. - Alec Beck

1-2 p.m. - Kyle Echterling

Fridays

10-11 a.m. - Kyle Echterling

12-1 p.m. - Bailey Harper

2-3 p.m. - Lisa Orlando

Saturdays

Friendly Faces group meeting, 6-7 p.m. - Shroyer Health Center

Sundays

Friendly Faces group meeting, 6-7 p.m. - Shroyer Health Center

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Friendly Faces 

Friendly Faces is a social, supportive group that is facilitated each Saturday and Sunday 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 students to join at any point in 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.