Have an issue or a question and don’t
knownow where to turn for answers?
HPU offers many resources, but sometimes finding the one that’s
right for you can be difficult. A group of students in the psychology
program have organized a peer support group. Its mission, according
to Breann Sorensen, a senior majoring in psychology and the coordinator
of the Peer Advocacy program, is designed to “provide support,
protect the interests, and promote the health and well being
Beginning this semester, Sorenson said, the Peer Advocates will
provide the student body with a comfortable student-to-student
support system. Its services will include helping students find
and utilize resources at HPU as well as supporting solutions
to issues such as home sickness, roommate problems, and other
day-to-day student challenges.
The Peer Advocates are currently working on programs for, but
not limited to, international students, military students, and students with families,” Sorenson
added. “These programs will be designed to improve the
experience of each individual at HPU.
We will also be considering other programs based on the needs
of the student body,” she said.
The Peer Advocates will have a physical presence on campus as
well as an on-line presence.
Our schedule and location will be posted on the HPU Peer Advocate
Web site,” Sorenson said, “through campus pipeline.”
Sorenson added that the group has arranged to develop a column
for Kalamalama, beginning next issue, that will answer general
student questions asked by HPU students.
E-mail questions to peeradvocates@gmail,” Sorenson said. “Advocates
will respond to all questions, and selected questions will be
published each month.
If you are looking for support,” Sorenson added, “feel
free to contact us. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid