First Peoples' Advising
First Peoples' Advising Services provides students of color with the support to succeed at Evergreen.
Academic learning is part of every college experience, but you can also learn more about yourself in historical, cultural and social contexts. We promote the importance of the individual in the community and provide the necessary skills for well-being and academic growth in a pluralistic society. We also support a continuing dialog for the entire campus community. We challenge and encourage the development of diversity throughout the institution to create and maintain a hospitable environment for our success.
Our services are comprehensive, including academic planning/advising, social activities, graduate school advising, career development and personal counseling.
There isn't a question too small ("What are the academic programs like?") nor any goal too great ("I want to go to medical school. Can you help me?") that we can't answer.
We also offer:
- Fall orientation programs for new students.
The Undergraduate Scholars Program is a four-day pre-orientation activity designed for new students to enhance the transition to Evergreen. Workshops are also offered during Orientation Week for all new students.
- Leadership development for student employees through our Peer Support program.
Current Evergreen students staff our Peer Support Program. These peer counselors/advisors are paraprofessional staff members. They receive yearlong
- Event planning with student organizations.
Peer counselors co-sponsor events to develop connections with students. A sample of these activities includes annual readings from the Students of Color Anthology, dances, guest speakers and performers.
- Community building and keeping connections vibrant.
Through quarterly potlucks for students, staff and faculty, we can sustain our campus-wide relationships. We've sponsored forums on cross-cultural communication and the value of affirmative action. We also plan and organize Day of Absence/Day of Presence, an annual winter quarter event.
- Advocacy and assistance.
Sometimes it's making the right face to face connection, while at other times you may just need someone to talk to so that you can organize your thoughts and be able to resolve a situation. Our staff members offer mediation services, facilitate group discussions on diversity and accompany students to disciplinary hearings.
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