Adelphi is dedicated to helping you succeed. The University provides a host of peer and academic services to assist you with the academic and personal challenges you may face over the course of your college experience.
Orientation Leaders, PALs (peer assistant leaders), and EXCEL mentors are dedicated to helping freshman. Other peer support available to freshman, transfer and international students includes tutors, peer educators, and student government groups. In addition, resident assistants, the Resident Student Association, and residence hall councils are also available to provide support to students who live on campus.
Orientation Leaders (OLs) are students ambassadors of the University who have undergone extensive training before being assigned a group of first-year students. As student leaders, they are knowledgeable about campus life and can provide support and information.
PALsPeer Assistant Leadersare assigned to the weekly FOrE course. Selected by the Office of Student Affairs on the basis of their academic record and participation in student activities, PALs help advise first-year students and encourage them to get involved in campus life.
Commuter Assistants are students who are trained to help transition incoming commuter students to college and campus life. Commuter Assistants are available to assist their students with academic, student involvement, and personal issues that may arise. The Commuter Assistants will meet with their respective students regularly and support them through various means.
The Health and Wellness Peer Education Center creates a college experience that is positive, safe, and healthy for all Adelphi students to reach their intellectual, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual potential while maintaining their physical health.
EXCELEntering Students eXcelling through the Contributions of Experienced Leadersis open to students who reside on campus. It accomplishes its mission of building a ladder of success by pairing first-year students with upper class student-mentors. These mentors live on the same floor, meet with them regularly, and support them in their transition to college.
Bridges to Adelphi Program
Students embarking on college life often feel lost and anxious. But for students with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Social Anxiety Disorders, and other nonverbal learning disabilities, the college experience can be especially confusing and isolating. Visit the Bridges to Adelphi site for more information.
Academic tutoring is also available at the Learning Center and the Writing Center.
Talk with other incoming students on the eCampus Message Boards.