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Peer Connect

Peer Wellness Coaching is a free resource for Gordon College undergraduate students and provides peer support, tips, and accountability in identifying and meeting wellness goals. 

Peer Wellness Coaches are upper-classmen students who have completed in-depth training and are supervised by licensed counselors at the Center for Student Counseling and Wellness (CSCW). All information reviewed in your wellness coaching session is kept private and confidential within the CSCW. Coaches view wellness across eight dimensions that are interconnected and contribute to overall health and wellness. Coaches support you with a variety of skills, knowledge and resources to assist you in improving your life across these eight dimensions. Meetings are 1:1 and last between 45 minutes to one hour. 

If you are a student who is looking to increase your well-being and work toward positive change in your life, then working with a Peer Wellness Coach is a great step for you.  

Full Stepped Care Model

Reasons to connect with a Peer Wellness Coach:

  • Stress Management
  • Time Management/Motivation
  • Adjusting to College or a new academic year
  • Difficulty in classes
  • Loneliness
  • Sleep Concerns
  • Boundaries/Conflict Resolution/Assertiveness
  • Social Media and media management skills
  • Relationships
  • Learn about and connect with campus resources

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Agree to a good faith effort to the following:
    • Keep clear channels of communication open with your Peer Wellness Coach
    • Be available for meetings with your Peer Wellness Coach

If you would like to connect with a Peer Wellness Coach, click here to sign-up

Learning outcomes for Peer Wellness Coaches:

  • Increase your wellness knowledge
  • Develop coaching skills
  • Help others to reach their personal wellness goals
  • Gain career and leadership skills
  • Serve the Gordon community

Interested in being a Peer Wellness Coach? 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a junior or senior
  • No disciplinary issues/probation
  • Possess and demonstrate social-emotional and spiritual maturity
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be willing to make a commitment for the entire academic year

Peer Wellness Coach Candidates will be required to meet with the Peer Connect Coordinator for a brief interview to ensure that qualifications and experience match program objectives. Once selected, Peer Wellness Coaches are required to attend training sessions and/or review pre-recorded training modules prior to being paired with students.

If you would like to be considered for the Peer Wellness Coaching Team, click here to apply


If you have any questions about the Peer Connect Program, please contact:
P 978 867 4311

Want to learn more about the Center for Student Counseling and Wellness? Click here → 

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