A Harrington Resource You May Not Know About: The Peer Success Program
March 6, 2012
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If you’re a Harrington student looking for one-on-one support as your pursue your education, be sure to look into our Peer Success Program (PSP).
The PSP started in the summer semester of 2008 to support students in achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals through collaborative mentor/mentee relationships. Peer mentors are current Harrington students who have completed at least two semesters and special mentor training.
Mentors demonstrate leadership on campus and take a genuine interest in helping to ease the transition for new students. Mentees use their mentor as a resource to help them make the most of their time at Harrington. New students are invited to request a mentor and are matched with someone based on program of study, common interests and college experience.
PSP holds various events during the semester to encourage the mentor/mentee relationship and to provide awareness around campus about PSP. Events from the past year included:
- Art Institute of Chicago Scavenger Hunt
- Beach Day with a sand-building contest
- Game Night at Starbucks
- City Sculpture and Monument Scavenger Hunt
- Movie in the Park at Millennium Park
Most recently, the Peer Success Program hosted a bake sale to help raise money for the Chicago Food depository. All together, $451.49 was raised to be donated to the Chicago Food Depository.
If you are a Harrington Student and are interested in more information regarding the Peer Success Program or would like to join, please contact Erin Mallory at Emallory@harrington.edu or just stop by Room 212.