Peer Counselor Driven Communities
Peer Counselors (PCs) are students who live alongside students and serve as leaders as well as resources for their residents. Since the creation of the position in 1976, the primary goal of PCs is to build connections and community among the students living on campus. PCs do this through various methods, from hosting community dinners and social events to simply knowing each resident beyond their name.
Bard Houses Program
All first-year and transfer students are assigned to one of four “houses.” These houses do not correspond to buildings but to communities. Intended to foster a sense of tradition and belonging, the houses are named after distinguished alumni/ae and friends of the College, reflecting the history of progressive education at Bard: Stuart Stritzler-Levine, Emerald Rose McKenzie ’52, George Coulter ’51, Marie McWilliams, and Adam Yauch ’86.