Fifty-Fifty

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 2017-2018 Fifty-Fifty Peer Counselors

Laura Agnew ’19
Bethlehem, NY
Major: Public Health
Member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Clay Club and NAMI on Campus

Sofie Brennan ’19
Clifton Park, NY
Major: Nursing
Vice President of LEADS, Member of Phi Sigma Phi and Women’s Tennis

Morgan DeSimone ’18
New Paltz, NY
Major: Sociology
Vice President of NAMI on Campus, Member of Alpha Omicron Pi and All Greek Council

Tyler Fish ’19
Albany, NY
Majors: Physics and Math
Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon

Jessica Grima ’18
Elmont, NY
Major: Sociology
Manager for Women’s Basketball

Cilina Jagrup ’20
Bronx, NY
Majors: English and Education
Member of Orchesis

Nicole Paladino ’19
Highland, NY
Major: Sociology

Maria Pita ’18
Glen Cove, NY
Majors: Psychology and Spanish
Public Relations for NAMI on Campus, Member of Psychology Club and Colleges Against Cancer

Liam Swiatek ’18
Averill Park, NY
Major: Biochemistry
Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon

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?

  • 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
Email: Fiftyfifty@hartwick.edu 


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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