Join Middle Earth or Project SHAPE! Applications DUE APRIL 15!

Do you want to help people?  Do you want real-world experience that can help you get into graduate school or land a job after graduation?  Do you need clinical hours for medical school?  Do you want to join a community of students who care about you and will support you?  Join Middle Earth! The deadline for applications is April 15th.

Middle Earth provides services to the UAlbany community through:

  • The Hotline Service which functions as the campus peer assistance agency, especially after hours when other campus support services are closed. The Hotline is staffed from 1:00 PM to midnight Monday through Thursday and 24 hours a day on weekends throughout the academic year.
  • The Peer Wellness Ambassador service  complete outreach to the broader campus community via exhibits, presentations, and workshops.  Topics include drugs and alcohol, dating and relationships, study skills, suicide prevention, healthy coping skills, diversity, and other issues.
  • Peer Wellness Coaching is a free service offered to the student population. Peer Wellness Coaches are trained to take a motivational, positively-focused perspective in order to help students generate goals and gain awareness about their overall well-being.
  • Project SHAPE is our sister organization, who provides programs, trainings, and awareness weeks related to inclusive sexual health from a sex-positive perspective.  Contact for more information about Project SHAPE, or see the link below to apply to join!


You will need to submit an application and be interviewed to be considered for admission to Middle Earth. Our application is available at:

Middle Earth:

Project SHAPE:

The deadline for BOTH applications is April 15th.

Learn more at one of our General Interest Meetings: 

  • March 31 at 8pm in HU 123
  • April 6 at 8pm in HU 128
  • April 14 at 8pm in HU 123

Middle Earth is an excellent way for students to gain experience and preparation for careers in psychology, social work, teaching, medicine, communication and other related fields. Anyone can apply, regardless of his or her major. Course credit is available through ECPY 400, 403, 404, 405, 406, and 497 within the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology. These courses also fulfill some of the requirements for an Educational Studies minor and the Human Development major at the University.  Please note that if you wish to enroll in the above courses, you must apply to and be accepted into the Middle Earth program.

Please contact Dr. Robert Cardom (, Director of the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program for any questions. 


By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her)