Becoming a Students 4 Support Member

Application is available as an electronic form

How do I become a Students 4 Support Team Member?

  • Optional:  Attend an Information Session
    • Will be scheduled soon over Zoom!
  • Application Deadline for applying for the Fall  is 6/1/20 by 8 pm
  • Meet the Application Deadline (6/1/20)
  • Meet all requirements (see below)
  • Submit Student Application Package
  • Receive acceptance notification
  • Be able to attend all MANDATORY training.  There are no make up training dates.  Please do not apply unless you can attend.
    • Training dates may require students to be back on campus before dorm accommodations are open.  We recommend connecting with friends or requesting to connect with the Students 4 Support team to see if you can stay with one of them.
    • Dates to be Determined: One day will be Active Listening Skills TrainingThree training days will be scheduled during the weeks of 8/17/20 and 8/24/20. 
    • Two days will be Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Successfully complete all training materials offered throughout the year.

Do I get paid?

No. This is a voluntary service opportunity.

What are some of the benefits of being on the Students 4 Support Team?

  • Becoming skilled in therapeutic listening and decision making.
  • Helping others.
  • Gaining experience that is valued by employers and graduate schools.
  • Interaction with motivated professionals.
  • Ongoing training opportunities to refine skills.
  • Meeting other Peer Counselors.
  • Attending leadership retreats (optional).
  • References from advisors.

What are the GPA/enrollment requirements?

Minimum 3.0 and currently enrolled. 

How many earned credit hours must I have?

30 credits hour earned at a college or university.  Those with fewer credits are still encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.

What is the weekly time commitment?

6 hours per week.

At what time are S4S's services offered?

12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

To what length of time must I commit?

Applicants must commit to one academic year (Fall and Spring)

Do I have to have a certain major?

No. All majors are welcome.

How do we handle confidentiality?

S4Ss sign and uphold an ethics agreement. This is a very serious matter.

What kinds of things make someone an effective Students 4 Support Team Member?

Effective S4Ss have been found to possess the facilitative skills of:

  • Empathy
  • Genuineness
  • Respect for others
  • A commitment to helping others
  • The ability to interact with a variety of people
  • Willingness to accept standards of ethical conduct such a confidentiality
  • Willingness and ability to work within the philosophy and goals of the program

Must I complete the training if I have completed counseling training elsewhere?

Yes

What do I do if someone poses a serious threat of harm to self/others?

The training (and manual) covers protocol for quick response to serious situations.

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