Peer Counseling

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About Peer Counseling at ND

Through the Peer Counseling Program, selected seniors demonstrate leadership through service. These students take on a mentor role to the freshman class and act as role models to the whole student body. In both classroom discovery and interactions with other students, the Program seeks to form “servant-leaders”, deepening the bonds among us.

Program Outcomes

  • Help freshmen adjust to life at Notre Dame  
  • Lead by example in multiple areas, including leadership, faith, compassion, and is of high academic standing. 
  • Demonstrate a positive commitment to the Notre Dame Code

“The Peer Counselors serve as a resource for their underclassman peers and help to shape the daily life of the school community.”Mr. Michael Abbott ‘95, Director of Mission Effectiveness

Peer Counseling PROGRAM Highlights

In addition to specialized academic coursework, Peer Counselors also participate in a three-day retreat during the summer break. Geared toward leadership development and self-awareness, the retreat focuses on training, supervising, and supporting the seniors who participate.  Peer Counselors will meet with freshmen during the 75-minute Community Period, as his extended block of time allows freshmen and Peer Counselors to dive into deeper and more frequent discussions.