CURRENT STUDENTS

Peer Leadership Council

Is your group or organization seeking a presentation speaker who will address today’s college challenges? Are you personally in need of individualized, one-on-one consultation with an informed student leader?

The Peer Leadership Council (PLC) is a group of peer leaders who are trained by licensed professional counselors through a prerequisite three-hour credit course, Kinesiology 433C (Dynamics of Peer Leadership). This course is offered during the spring quarter to students who express interest and are qualified through recommendation.

Course instructors prepare students to invest in leadership roles, advise and consult on college issues, lead discussions groups, and deliver pertinent information through creative programming on a variety of life-skill topics applicable to the college population.

PLC was established in summer 1992. Since its inception, over 300 informed and qualified students have served as peer leaders sharing current and relative information to thousands of Louisiana Tech students – ranging from freshmen to graduate level including both the traditional and non-traditional. The PLC has been characterized by the Louisiana Tech administration as one of the most influential student groups on campus because of the volume of student contacts and topics of presentation.

The Peer Leadership Council provides vital information to assist and support fellow Louisiana Tech University students, both individually or in groups in making healthier and wiser life choices. Their enlightened knowledge translates into programs that do more than inform; they may redirect, change, or even save lives.

If you are interested in PLC membership, contact Counseling Services at 318.257.2488.

Counseling Services Outreach

September
Suicide Prevention and Recovery
Projected Date: Wednesday, Sept. 22
Location: L-Booth

October
Depression Awareness/National Screening Day
Projected Date: Wednesday, Oct. 20
Location: L-Booth

November
Grief During the Holidays
Projected Date: Wednesday, Nov. 3
Location: Keeny 325B

January
A Healthy New Year/Physical and Mental Health
Projected Date: Wednesday, Jan. 19
Location: L-Booth and TONK

February
Hugs and Kisses (Dating Violence Awareness)
Projected Date: Wednesday, Feb. 2
Location: L-Booth

March
Self-Harm Awareness/Best Self-Care Practices
Projected Date: TBD
Location: TBD

April
Out of the Darkness Walk / Alcohol and Drug Screening
Projected Date: TBD / Wednesday, April 6
Location: TBD / Quad

May
De-Stress/National Mental Health Awareness Month
Projected Date: TBD (finals week)
Location: TBD