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Peer Support at Adelphi University

Adelphi is dedicated to helping you succeed in all aspects of your college life.

The University provides a host of peer and academic services to assist you with the academic and personal challenges you may face over the course of your college experience.

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are students ambassadors of the University who have undergone extensive training before being assigned a group of first-year students. As student leaders, they are knowledgeable about campus life and can provide support and information.

Peer Assistant Leaders (PALs) are assigned to the weekly FOrE course. Selected by the Division of Student Affairs on the basis of their academic record and participation in student activities, PALs help mentor first-year students and encourage them to get involved in campus life.

First-Year Community Action Program gives incoming first-year students the opportunity to participate in various volunteer and community service projects prior to the start of classes.

Commuter Assistants are students who are trained to help transition incoming commuter students to college and campus life. Commuter Assistants are available to assist their students with academic, student involvement and personal issues that may arise.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are available to provide assistance to resident students, run hall events and make sure that the building is safe. RAs are current Adelphi students who have shown remarkable leadership abilities and a willingness to help their peers.

Student Government Association (SGA) senators are responsible for representing and uniting the members of the undergraduate student body of Adelphi University for the purpose of protecting and promoting student interests.

Health and Wellness Peer Educators create a college experience that is positive, safe, and healthy for all Adelphi students to reach their intellectual, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual potential while maintaining their physical health.

Bridges to Adelphi Program is designed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Anxiety Disorders, and other nonverbal learning disabilities, the college experience can be especially confusing and isolating.

International Mentors are international student leaders who serve as peer mentors and guide new international students through key adjustment periods. During this time, our peer mentors provide relevant information, opportunities, and programming to aid in their transition and help with student success inside and outside of the classroom.

Peer Mentoring Program for the College of Nursing and Public Health is open to all nursing majors and provides peer support specifically geared towards students in the nursing and public health programs.

Other peer support available to first-year, transfer and international students includes Learning Center tutors and Writing Center tutors. In addition, Resident Assistants, the Resident Student Association, and residence hall councils are also available to provide support to students who live on campus.

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