Being a grad student can get overwhelming—this is why the GSS offers Peer Support, which connects students in need of support, information, resources, and representation with Peer Support Specialists.
Peer Support Specialists are graduate students who provide confidential assistance to individual fellow graduate students experiencing difficulties. They provide relevant information on and facilitate access to university resources, and work with you to ensure that your concerns are addressed fairly and in a timely manner.
Peer Support Specialists offer support for issues like:
- Personal Issues
Common Areas of Support
“We are a community of one. We help each other. We support each other. We care for each other.”
—Jean De Costa
Jean De Costa is the Dean of Students at California Polytechnic State University, CA, USA. He is also the head of the Peer Understanding Listening Support Education Program (PULSE) health education program. This program is a nationally (USA) awarded Peer Health Education Program that supports the health and wellbeing of student at said institution. As far we know, the author is of sound character and does not present or represent any conflicting views of that of the GSS’s.