Peer Advocates will engage and develop relationships with Misericordia University’s student body; advocating for our students’ mental health needs, well-being, sense of connection, and positive experience with our university community. Peer Advocates will focus on the integration of first-year students into the college community during the fall semester and, throughout the entire academic year, will foster educational awareness among all peers on issues relevant to them as college students and as people who live in a larger society. They will create and implement programs oriented to education and awareness, service, and advocacy while also linking students to resources on campus.
Some of the Peer Advocate activities throughout the year:
- Peer Advocates co-facilitate FYE courses to support first-year students through their transition to college through partnerships with the Student Success Center and Residence Life.
- Community Building Events
- Members will engage students through various activities, such as those held in residence halls and attending campus events, through coordination with FYE and Residence Life.
- Wish Upon A Star
- This event provides Christmas gifts to children in need in our community, through coordination with Mercy Services.
- Transfer Orientation
- Members assist with orientation events for transfer students in August and January.
- Mercy Kids Day
- Local children are invited to campus for a variety of fun and educational activities, through coordination with Mercy Services.