Reslife Peer Counselors

Peer Counselors (PCs) are students who live alongside students and serve as leaders as well as resources for their residents. PCs are trained each year in topics such as: student development and transitions, listening and referral skills, recognizing students in distress, and community building. Each PC is required to present programming each semester on a variety of topics including social justice, independent living, fostering ownership, and active citizenship. They are supervised by the Area Coordinators (ACs) who are live in professional staff members. Together with the ACs, PCs also assist in the management of residence halls.For Bard students, the PC is the first point of contact in the Residence Hall. For parents, questions about Residential Life should be directed to the Professional Staff Area Coordinator (listed for each area below) or another member of the Residence Life and Housing team at 845-758-7455.
Are you interested in becoming a Peer Counselor?

Are you interested in becoming a Peer Counselor?

Students planning on applying for the Peer Counselor position for the 2017-18 academic year are required to attend one of the Information Sessions in order to receive an application. The second round of sessions are listed below:
  • Tuesday, January 10, 8PM | Kline, Faculty Dining Room
  • Wednesday, January 18, 8PM | Campus Center, Red Room
  • Wednesday, February 1, 7PM | Kline, Faculty Dining Room
  • Thursday, February 2, 7PM | Campus Center, Red Room
We encourage students to attend a Session as early as possible, to allow the most time to contact references and complete the application.  Applications are due Friday, February 10th, 2017, by 5:00PM.

Central Campus

Area Coordinator:
Manuel Martinez

(845) 752-4003


Cruger Village

Area Coordinator:
Hannah Jaegers

(845) 752-4001

North Campus

Area Coordinator:
Paola Castillo

(845) 752-4002

South Campus

Area Coordinator:
Patrick Clarkson

(845) 752-2392

Important Informational Documents:

Contact Us

Office of Residence Life & Housing

Location: Shea House
1438 Annandale Road
Phone: 845-758-7455