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 2020-2021 Fifty-Fifty Peer Counselors

Hannah Bosman ’22 
Major: Public Health
Member of Track/Field Team, Phi Sigma

Meg Delehanty ’23
Major: Nursing
Member of Phi Sigma

Steven Pisauro ’23
Major: Psychology
Member of Kappa Sigma, Student Senate

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

Olivia Roth ’21
Major: Criminal Justice/Psychology

Peyton Seiler ’22
Major: Biology

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

Hannah Spencer ’21
Major: Psychology
Member of Psychology Club

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

Lillian Whelan ’23
Major: Sociology
Member of Phi Sigma, Waterpolo Club

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?

Virtual office hours allow you to meet with a 50-50 peer counselor. If you wish to schedule an appointment, call or email the 50-50 office. 
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday to Thursday, 6 to 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.