Hartwick College 50-50 Peer Counselors
Fifty-Fifty: A Peer Counseling Service

The Hartwick College counseling center offers students who may feel more comfortable talking with a fellow student the option to meet with a trained peer.

50-50 members are extensively trained and will “meet you halfway” (50-50) by offering you information and support in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Meet the 2019-2020 Fifty-Fifty Peer Counselors

Lydia Anderson’20
Watervliet, NY
Major: English, Education
Member of Alpha Omicron Pi
National Society of Leadership and Success,
Order of Omega Secretary, NAMI

Cilina Jagrup’20
Bronx, NY
Major: Creative Writing, Minor: Education
Secretary of NAMI on Campus,
Member of Orchesis and Education Club
Student Senate VP of fun

Cate Mennig’20
Summit, NJ
Major: Nursing
Member of Phi Sigma Phi

Maddie Paz’20
Southbury, CT
Major: Psych/Art, Minor: Art History
Nami on Campus, Women’s Center
HIA, Clay Club
Pine Lake Club

Matthew Randall’20
Waldorf, MD
Major: Political Science, Philosophy
Member of Kappa Sigma

Maggie Rogers’21
Wharton, NJ
Major: Anthropology, Minor: Social Work/Philosophy
Member of Soccer Team and SAAC

Nate Shanahan’21
Rhinebeck, NY
Major: Political Science, Minor: Art History
Member of Kappa Sigma

Morgan Taddeo’20
Newington, CT
Major: Public Health/Pre-Med
Vice President of LEADS
Member of Phi Sigma Phi

Michael Vlasaty’21
Somers, NY
Major: Psychology, Criminal Justice
Member of Kappa Sigma

How Can A 50-50 Peer Counselor Help You?

  • Offer support and guidance
  • Listen and understand from a peer point of view
  • Problem solve with you
  • Provide education, information and/or resources
  • Referrals to campus professionals

50-50 Peer Helpers maintain your privacy at all times and signs a confidentiality agreement with Hartwick College. Members are supervised by and have access to the counseling center staff for support and guidance.

Why Would You Go To 50-50?

  • Stress
  • Homesickness
  • Adjustment issues
  • Roommate conflict
  • Classroom challenges
  • Future planning & goals
  • Time management
  • Campus involvement
  • Relationship problems

How Do I Make An Appointment With a 50-50 Peer Counselor?

No appointment is needed, just drop in during office hours to meet with a 50-50 peer counselor. If you wish to schedule an appointment, call or email the 50-50 office. 
Location: Dewar Union, 3rd floor
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday to Thursday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Campus Extension: 5050

How Can I Become a 50-50 Peer Counselor?

Each spring semester, the counseling center accepts applications for students interested in becoming a member of the Fifty-Fifty Peer Counseling program. Interviews are conducted each spring. New members are carefully selected and extensively trained.

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