The Counseling & Mental Health Center fosters peer support communities, which are led by TCU students who work closely with staff members. The goal of these supportive communities is to expand social support and increase connections with like-minded students. They are not designed to treat symptoms or provide clinical interventions. Currently, support communities are meeting in-person and virtually.

Below is a list of our current peer support communities, please select the community for more information including descriptions and meeting times. To ask specific questions or to receive more information on how to get involved please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. If you have general questions, contact Dr. Eric Wood at e.c.wood@tcu.edu.

If you are interested in starting a new peer support community, contact Joe LeConte at j.leconte@tcu.edu.


The Collegiate Recovery Community hosts an open and anonymous weekly meetings for any TCU student who has the desire to change their alcohol, cannabis, or other substance use. There is no sign up necessary to join, just show up.

The CRC meets Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:30pm in the CRC Lounge – Jarvis 204. The CRC will also host monthly social activities.

If you have any questions please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Grad Connect Peer Support Community is a space for all TCU and Brite Divinity School graduate students to come together to build community and connection.  Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged and welcome. 

The Grad Connect Peer Support Community meets Mondays 12:00-1:00 pm
Hybrid meeting – in person in Jarvis 221 and on Zoom

If you have any questions, want to join the Grad Connect Peer Support Community, or want to request the Zoom meeting ID and password, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The HRL Student Staff Peer Support Community is open to any students currently employed with Housing and Residence Life. This includes Community Managers, Lead Resident Assistants, Resident Assistants, Cultural Connectors, Community Assistants, and  Housing Student Assistants.

The HRL Student Staff Peer Support Community meets in Jarvis 221, every other week 11:00am – 1:00pm – come and go. 
Feel free to come and go during this time, as your schedule allows, and you are welcome to bring your lunch, too!

Spring 2024 meeting dates:
February 2nd, 16th
March 8th, 22nd
April 5th, 19th
May 3rd

If you want to learn more or have questions, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

A peer support community open to any student who has experienced sexual or relationship harm, emotional or verbal abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment or stalking. A space to connect, reflect, and heal.

Journey to Healing meets Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm  in Jarvis 221.

If you want to learn more or have questions, please complete the form at the bottom of the page and someone will be in contact with you.

The Nourish Peer Support Community is open to any TCU student who wants to improve their relationship with food or their body.

The Nourish group meets on Thursdays 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Meetings are hybrid with the in person location in Jarvis 221.

If you have any questions, want to join the Nourish Peer Support Community, or want to request the Zoom meeting ID and password, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

Open to any TCU Student of Color to support each other by offering hope, shared experiences, and a sense of belonging.

The Students of Color Peer Support Community meets on Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Intercultural Center.

 

Our Supportive Gaming Community aims to engage with students by playing role-playing games to develop healthy relationships built upon listening, empathy, creativity, and respect, use their critical problem-solving skills, and empower them to practice self-discovery and heroism. This is a free program open to beginners and experienced players alike. If you have any questions or want to join the Supportive Gaming Community, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

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Please read the following details about joining a Peer Support community and agree to the terms before submitting the form.
• Only currently enrolled TCU students can join a Peer Support Community. Please provide your TCU student email as staff will communicate any updates about the Peer Support Community via your TCU student email address.
• Students agree to treat all members of the Peer Support Community, including the staff, with respect and follow the stated guidelines. Being disrespectful or displaying interactions that are deemed hostile or disruptive is grounds to be removed from the Peer Support Community and/or your contact information being forwarded to a Dean of Students.
• Students who join a Peer Support Community agree to follow the Student Code of Conduct and are subject to be vetted by staff to ensure that they are not part of a significant behavioral or conduct case on campus. If a student becomes involved in a significant behavioral of conduct case on campus, or is known to be involved in a criminal legal matter in the community, that student is subject to be removed from the Peer Support Community.
• Requesting money, making romantic advances, or sending any type of inappropriate messages on the community's group messaging platform or during the Peer Support meetings is grounds to be removed from this program and/or your contact information being forwarded to a Dean of Students.
• A staff member is connected to each community's group messaging platform, but may not monitor every message. This staff is a point of contact in case there are ever concerns about messages. The group messaging platform is not for emergency contact use. Please utilize TCU PD and/or the TCU Counsling Helpline for 24/7 support.                                                      • Students who participate in a Peer Support Community understand that this program is designed to connect TCU students and is not a counseling or therapy intervention. They also understand that the community group messaging platforms are not TCU-sponsored or monitored.
• Peer support communities are only open to currently enrolled TCU students who are voluntarily attending meetings and events. Meetings and events cannot be sanctioned/required, and are not available for observation, research, or credit/project purposes.
I accept these terms and understand that Peer Support Communities are not a substitute for counseling and should not be considered as a therapeutic intervention. *