About Us

Who we are

We are SEAS graduate students, each experiencing the highs and lows of graduate school, and looking to create a supportive and welcoming community for our peers and for ourselves.

Our mission

Our mission is to create a student culture at SEAS that prioritizes student well-being. We address the imposter phenomenon, stress, isolation that students commonly experience over the course of their program. We do this by promoting open and honest communication about:

What we do

Biweekly Coffee Chat: A safe space (with free food and coffee) for graduate students across SEAS to develop a broader sense of community, share in the highs and the lows, and to ask for advice from InTouch peers and/or fellow students.

One-on-one chats: We (“peer mentors”) meet with anyone who wants to discuss a specific or personal topic in detail.

There are certain issues we are not trained to help with. For example,

However, we can talk through issues and connect you with additional resources.

Our obligation is to keep all chats are private and discreet. That is, we will not share any details of our conversations with faculty or administrative staff unless you request otherwise. There are a few exceptions: