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Cardinal Peer Advocate Program

The Cardinal Peer Advocate (CPA) Program, is uniquely modeled to educate students on the supports and resources available to them, and their peers, to assist them with their academic and career goals, physical and mental health, financial well-being, leadership development, and enhancement of self-efficacy and resilience. Most critically, the CPA program is designed to train students to recognize emergent situations that require referral to, and/or intervention by the appropriate staff member or community resource.

Program Details

Students of all ages, enrolled in all majors are encouraged to apply.

Students who are selected to participate will need to attend seven Zoom sessions and one luncheon from Jan. 17 through March 14 (no session Feb. 28). All sessions will take place Tuesdays at 12:00pm.

During each session, participants will learn about college resources and supports from other students, NIC alumni, and college staff and faculty.

Note: In order to be eligible for "certification" and a completion grant, students must apply and be accepted into the program and complete a

ll eight sessions.

Why participate?

Earn a $375 scholarship (this equates to about $46 per hour to participate, Not Bad!)

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive:

  • $375 grant and Cardinal Peer Advocate sweatshirt and other swag.
  • Learn about resources designed enhance your college success and experience.
  • Connect with college alumni and staff members.
  • Provide feedback to help the college strengthen supports for all students.


  • One hour per week for eight weeks.
  • Attend/view seven, 50-minute sessions.Attend celebration lunch.
  • Complete a survey at the end of each session (about 10 minutes).
  • Share what you have learned with other students.


Apply Today!


Please contact Lynn Covey at or Robin Reese at