Becoming a Students 4 Support Member

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Application is available on our Wellness Hub.

Just log in with your CofC credentials!

How do I become a Students 4 Support Team Member?

  • Optional:  Follow our Instagram to Learn More about S4S and Recruitment @students4support
  • Application Deadline for applying for the Fall 2023 is 5/25/23 by 5 pm
  • Application and details of the recruitment process is available on our internal website, the Wellness Hub. 
  • Please note that all people selected would need to be available to attend mandatory training for the week before classes start.  It only occurs 1x per semester.  There is no make-up training until the following semester.  

Do I get paid?

No. This is a voluntary service opportunity.

What are some of the benefits of being on the Students 4 Support Team?

  • Becoming skilled in therapeutic listening and decision making.
  • Helping others.
  • Gaining experience that is valued by employers and graduate schools.
  • Interaction with motivated professionals.
  • Ongoing training opportunities to refine skills.
  • Meeting other Peer Counselors.
  • Attending leadership retreats (optional).
  • References from advisors.

What are the GPA/enrollment requirements?

Minimum 3.0 and currently enrolled. 

How many earned credit hours must I have?

30 credits hour earned at a college or university.  Those with fewer credits are still encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.

What is the weekly time commitment?

6 hours per week.

At what time are S4S's services offered?

12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

To what length of time must I commit?

Applicants must commit to one academic year (Fall and Spring)

Do I have to have a certain major?

No. All majors are welcome.

How do we handle confidentiality?

S4Ss sign and uphold an ethics agreement. This is a very serious matter.

What kinds of things make someone an effective Students 4 Support Team Member?

Effective S4Ss have been found to possess the facilitative skills of:

  • Empathy
  • Genuineness
  • Respect for others
  • A commitment to helping others
  • The ability to interact with a variety of people
  • Willingness to accept standards of ethical conduct such a confidentiality
  • Willingness and ability to work within the philosophy and goals of the program

Must I complete the training if I have completed counseling training elsewhere?


What do I do if someone poses a serious threat of harm to self/others?

The training (and manual) covers protocol for quick response to serious situations.