The Peer Advising Program, also known as SWAT (Students Working to Assist Transitions), helps all first-year students succeed through tutoring and peer support. SWAT has a core of upperclass advisors who are dedicated to helping first-year students thrive at MCLA by:
- Meeting with students at least three times per semester
- Connecting with offices, departments, and faculty to ensure students' needs are met
- Informing students about upcoming programs, workshops, seminars, and speakers
Students are assigned to peer advisors with similar majors and co-curricular interests.
Academic Resource Assistants
Academic Resource Assistants are peer advisors for our First Year Experience courses, which provide an important introduction to the MCLA community and academic life. Resource assistants also help with activities outside of the classroom such as ePortfolios, and hosting writing seminars and advising workshops in conjunction with Student Development and CSSE (Center for Student Success and Engagement).
Celia Norcross, Director of Student Development