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Peer Advising

What is a Peer Advisor?

Each first year student is assigned to an upper class student who is trained to serve as a source of information, point of first contact and conduit to program and services. Peer Advisors coach each student in the formation of the personal success plan and act as an advocate for student success. The personal success plan provides a framework for establishing specific, reasonable, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals for the first semester. It is much more probable that success will be realized when students have direction and purpose.

Who are the Peer Advisors?

Peer Advisors (PAs) hail from as close as right here in Springfield, MA to as far as Florida! PAs undergo over 150 hours of training in order to better support first year students. Being a volunteer position, PAs have a strong focus on helping their advisees, and work to make YOUR transition as great as it can be!