5050 Peer Helpers
The 5050 Peer Helpers for 2014–15 are students Darryl Sweeper '15, Brittany Brubaker '16, and Vidya Lala '17. They are available by phone (717-868-5050), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or walk-in appointments in Counseling Services, 2nd floor Shroyer Health Center. Students utilize the one-on-one meetings with Peer Helpers to discuss such issues as long distance relationships, academic concerns, and social anxiety.
|| Darryl Sweeper
Hometown: Reading, PA
Interests/Hobbies: Track, football, and walks in the park
Fun Fact: I have a koala named Bentley and he hates chocolate too.
|| Brittany Brubaker
Major: Physical Therapy
Hometown: Manheim, PA
Interests/Hobbies: Shopping, reading, going to the beach, photography,
Fun Fact: I eat pizza almost every day.
Major: Biology, Pre-Medicine
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Interests/Hobbies: soccer, singing in the shower, and reading everything
and anything I can get my hands on
Fun Fact: I was born in South Africa!
OASIS (Overcoming Awkward Situations in School) is a social, supportive group that is facilitated each Saturday from 6-7 p.m. by the 50/50 Peer Helpers. They cover topics such as building relationships, confronting others, coping with stress, reading social cues, and how to relax. The group encourages any student to come that has difficulty connecting with others in the classroom or in their social life.
Peer Helpers are available to provide educational programming to various student groups including RA’s, Greeks, and Athletes by calling 868-5050 or email (email@example.com) to schedule. They are available to present on Alcohol and Drug Education, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Suicide Prevention. 50/50 Peer Helpers attend all Counseling Services Events such as Eating Disorder Awareness, Vagina Monologues, Health Screenings, and DeStress Breaks.