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 2018-2019 Fifty-Fifty Peer Counselors
Laura Agnew ’19
Major: Public Health
President of NAMI on Campus, Member of Alpha Omicron Pi
Lydia Anderson ’20
Majors: English, Education
Member of Alpha Omicron Pi and National Society of Leadership and Success
Lauren Ashe ’19
Vice President of LEADS, Member of Phi Sigma Phi
Sofie Brennan ’19
Clifton Park, NY
President of LEADS, Secretary of Habitat for Humanity, Member of Phi Sigma Phi
Tyler Fish ’19
Majors: Physics and Math
President of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Member of Order of Omega
Cilina Jagrup ’20
Major: Creative Writing, Minor: Education
Secretary of NAMI on Campus, Member of Orchesis and Education Club
Nicole Paladino ’19
Major: Sociology and Education Certification
Public Relations Coordinator for NAMI on Campus
Matthew Randall ’20
Majors: Political Science, Philosophy
Member of Student Senate and Kappa Sigma
Morgan Taddeo ’20
Major: Public Health/Pre-Med
Treasurer of LEADS, Member of Phi Sigma Phi
Michael Vlasaty ’21
Member of Kappa Sigma and Habitat for Humanity
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, Gary Robinson and Victoria Tarbell, for support and guidance.
Why Would You Go To 50-50?
- 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.