Peer Support

MHU’s peer support program is available to all students, graduate students included. You don’t even need to be taking classes this term!

Feeling lost or overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to? 

Your mental health matters. Let’s chat.

Come see us by yourself, or bring a friend.

We’re Here for You.

24S Peer Support Hours

Sun. – Thurs. | 10 PM – Midnight ET

Fri. & Sat. | 8 – 10 Pm ET

No appointments required; just drop in during scheduled hours!

Stay as long as you’d like. You’ll fill out a quick registration form and then chat 1-on-1 with one of our rigorously trained peer support volunteers. No worry is too big or too small—we’re here to listen, judgment-free.

Zoom Information for Peer Support:

Passcode: hereforyou

Want to become a Peer Support Volunteer? Apply for our 24S training cycle!


If you are passionate about mental health and supporting your peers, consider becoming a peer support volunteer! All class years (including ’27s) are encouraged to apply.

Peer support volunteers are Dartmouth undergraduate students who have undergone 50+ hours of training with staff from Student Affairs offices, including the Counseling Center and the Student Wellness Center.

Peer Support Training includes:
  • Friday afternoon training sessions (for 24S: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24) from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM ET. Trainings are in-person group sessions.
  • Access to a Canvas class page with asynchronous resources to supplement in-person training
  • One WE/PE credit upon completion!

APPLICATION DEADLINE 11:59PM ET WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD. You will be notified of your acceptance the following week.

Once trained, we expect that you commit ~2 hours a week volunteering as a peer supporter during your next on-term (e.g., 24X). Peer Supporters support students during our Zoom drop-in hours (10 PM-Midnight ET Sunday-Thursday and 8-10 PM ET Friday & Saturday for 24S). This is not a peer counseling role, but rather one where you listen to students and give them space to talk through whatever is on their minds as well as help them navigate wellness resources.

*Please note that peer support is a private resource and is not intended to respond to students in crisis. If you have an emergency and would like to speak with Dartmouth’s counselor on-call during regular business hours, please call 603-646-9442. After hours, you can call this same number and press 1 to transfer to a Uhelp crisis provider or press 2 to transfer to the Department of Safety and Security. You can also directly call the Uhelp Crisis Line (Uhelp is a service of Uwill) at 833-646-1526. For life-threatening emergencies, call the suicide prevention lifeline at 988 or call 911.