Student Counseling Center
Peer Support Programs
Peer Support Programs were developed in the Student Counseling Center so that students in all majors could actively engage in the mission of the center. These programs are designed to promote success by providing role models and leaders from the student body at Hampton University to assist other students.
Summer Peer Helpers
The Summer Peer Helpers serve during Hampton University's pre-college/summer bridge program. They assist students to adjust to the college environment during the summer session prior to their first semester at Hampton University.
Peer Counselor Organization
The Peer Counselor Organization is composed of upperclassmen who are selected based upon application, interview, social clearance and minimum 2.5 GPA. They are trained in basic helping skills, and are available to help students who are experiencing personal concerns. If they determine that a situation must be dealt with by professional counselor, they will refer a student accordingly. Peer Counselors not only provide a listening ear and peer mediation services, but are also involved in building awareness of psychosocial concerns on and off campus. They participate in community service projects and often collaborate with other organizations on campus. Some of their typical activities include dorm chats, workshops, peer mediation, and prevention activities. Look for Peer Counselor's Week in the spring semester! Students interested in becoming a Peer Counselor, may feel free to stop by our office on the second floor of the Student Counseling Center. The application period to become a Peer Counselor is usually during February.