Group photo of Peer Listeners

A campus mental health and stress relief resource

We're all ears

Whitman Peer Listeners is a student run organization through the Whitman College Counseling Center. Our mission is to foster emotional well-being on campus through programming and peer-to-peer interaction. We are available to discuss any and all issues that students may be dealing with.

Peer Listeners are trained in a variety of areas including listening skills, problem solving, and crisis management. We serve as an open network and community to all students. You may reach out to us at anytime by email,

Weekly Meetings

• Wednesdays 8-9pm
• Counseling Center

During our meetings, we cover a variety of topics to help interested students become trained Peer Listeners. Each week we cover a different skill or subject that is essential for becoming a good listener and supportive peer. Topics covered in the training include active listening, questions and paraphrasing, feelings, problem solving, referrals, campus resources, and specific issues a peer may face including anxiety, depression, suicide, eating disorders, and others. For details check out our Peer Listeners Handbook on the Resources page.