Center for Student Success

Peer Advising

The Peer Advisor Program helps support student success at New Paltz.  Peer Advisors help build academic skills, identify effective study strategies, navigate academic policy, and utilize campus resources.

Peer Advising: When and Where You Need It

In order to support you in the best way possible, Peer Advisors are available to meet for drop-in visits or for scheduled appointments.

To see when Peer Advisors are available for both drop-in visits and by appointment click here!

All Peer Advisor services will be held remotely through Blackboard Collaborate. Please do the following to see a Peer Advisor during drop-in hours or during your scheduled appointment time:

+ Login to Blackboard (
+ Click on "Community"
+ Under "My community" click on "Center for Student Success"
+ On the left side of the page, click "Connect with CSS services"

What can a Peer Advisor help with?

Peer advisors understand that there are many factors that contribute to your success.  By building your academic skills, assisting in academic planning, and helping navigate policies and procedures, Peer Advisors help support the whole student in defining and achieving their academic goals.

Here are some ways Peer Advisors can help:

Academic Coaching

  • Time Management
  • SMART Goals
  • Study Strategies
  • Campus Resources
  • Note-Taking Strategies
  • Test-Taking Strategies

Advising and Registration

  • Preparing for Advising Meetings
  • Reading and Utilizing your Progress Report
  • Using Starfish
  • Navigating

Who are the Peer Advisors?

Our Peer Advisors are SUNY New Paltz students from a variety of backgrounds and majors. They participate in mandatory, on-going training and reflection. Click here to meet them!