The Buddy System

Buddy SystemThe Harper College Buddy System program is an initiative to help connect Harper students who would like to meet friends or establish new connections (whether you're taking in-person or virtual classes). We know college can be a big adjustment – whether you’re transitioning from high school, transferring from another college, currently a Harper student or coming back to college after some time away – the Buddy System connects you with another Harper student!


The Buddy System accepts new Buddies at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. Participants in the program will receive some free Harper College give-a-ways, invitations to exclusive Buddy System events, and will receive weekly discussion topics to help facilitate conversation with your buddy.

You can carry on buddy system correspondence via email or move to another preferred mode of communication. This is a great opportunity to make new friends, learn more about how other students on campus are doing, and establish more connections on campus.

Interested in the Buddy System? Complete the Fall 2022 Buddy System registration form. If you have any issues/questions, please email Beth Ripperger, Harper Wellness Manager, at eripperg@harpercollege.edu.

Reasonable accommodations and services are available for students, staff and visitors with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with disabilities who may require accommodations should contact Access and Disability Services in Building I, Room 103, or telephone at 847.925.6266 (voice callers) or 224.836.5048 (videophone for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing callers). 

Last Updated: 6/9/22