Peer Listener Application

Do you listen?

Are you eager to become more involved on campus, help the Goucher community, and support your peers? If so please consider applying to become a peer listener for the spring of 2016! Goucher's peer listening program is a supplemental support system for the student body, available every night from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Peer listeners will return to campus a few days before the spring term begins in January, to participate in several days of training and group development (this may impact your ability to participate in other J-term classes or workshops); continued training will occur over the first weeks of the spring semester.  Training covers issues relevant to college students such as: new student issues, sexual and relationship violence, substance issues, stress, and common social dilemmas. In addition, skills such as empathy and active listening will be strengthened. Once the training has been completed, peer listeners meet as a group one hour each week throughout the semester and volunteer for on-call shifts.

Applications are due to Cynthia Terry (cynthia.terry@goucher.edu) by Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 11 pm.  Mandatory group interviews will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016; individual interviews with Cynthia to be scheduled.  If you have further questions, contact Cynthia by email or phone (410-337-6048); you can speak with her or a current Peer Listener.

Download: Peer Listener Application (PDF)