Viterbi Volunteers for TrojanSupport (Graduate Extension)

October 15, 2019

Hello dear grad students,

I am Gulnaz, a third-year PhD student in Social Psychology and am heading the graduate extension of this great initiative called TrojanSupport.

TrojanSupport offers free peer-to-peer counseling to undergraduates at USC, as well as mental health- related talks and events. It started last year and has been getting rave reviews.

Seeing as there seems to be a mental health crisis going on on campus, and as grad students we are mostly not getting the kind of support and resources we need, I thought it would be great to extend this to the graduate student population. The Grad extension of TrojanSupport will be organizing wellness/ health-related events for the graduate community, building a sense of camaraderie and support, and providing peer to peer counseling.

We are currently looking for grad students who would be interested in acting as volunteer peer counselors for their fellow grad students.

Volunteer counselors will likely commit around 3-5 hours on most weeks of the semester to counsel their peers. Once we recruit volunteer counselors, we will go through a counseling training offered by professionals. Counseling sessions will begin earliest next semester and each counseling session will be 30 minutes long.

Here’s why I think it would be really nice to get involved in this:
1- You would be having a genuinely positive impact on the USC community
2- It would look great on your CV and you would be known as the mental health representative of your department
3- You would be getting free meditation, yoga, ecstatic dance classes, and famous people talks out of it, and would have control over what events we put on/ whom we invite
4- You would be part of an amazing team of people!

If you are interested in becoming part of this initiative as a peer counselor, we would love for you to apply on the website:

Click the Apply Tab

Facebook Page:

The Founding of TrojanSupport:

TS Recruitment Flyer

Published on October 15th, 2019

Last updated on October 15th, 2019