Disability Support Services
North Foundation Hall, Room 103A
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-3266
Fax: (248) 370-4327

Video Phone: (248) 841-8015
TTY: (248) 370-3268
DSS@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Genius to Genius

The Genius to Genius (G2G) supports any student on campus that is seeking extra support with navigating college life.
Genius to Genius

Genius to Genius (G2G) supports any student on campus that is seeking extra support navigating college life. The G2G program is a two-part program. One part of the program involves meeting weekly with a peer consultant who will help students to set goals, manage their time, develop organizational skills and find ways for the student to become connected on campus. The second component of the program is fun biweekly social group activities for students and consultants geared towards campus involvement and working on skills needed to be successful on campus.

Students can become a G2G participant by filling out this application. G2G program coordinator will determine the appropriate “fit” between the needs of the student and program offerings once the student has completed the application. 

G2G participants have the option to meet weekly with a consultant to discuss classroom concerns, identify on-campus resources, review course assignments and offer encouragement to participate in student life activities and events.

This program helps students learn and practice self-advocacy skills and in the process, develop a sense of independence.

This program is sponsored by the OU Center for Autism and the School of Science and Engineering with support from the office of the Disability Support Services. 

Please read this article written about the Genius to Genius program by following this link.

Any questions about this program can be directed to the program coordinator, Evelyn Wright at edwrigh3@oakland.edu.

Genius to Genius
Consultant

Becoming a Genius to Genius consultant involves helping students in the G2G Program by facilitating essential skills necessary for them to succeed.

These paid positions will be hired through an application and interview process. To apply, fill out the Genius to Genius application on the Handshake website, submitting with it a brief essay and two letters of recommendation. 

Student must be a minimum of sophomore level with good organizational skills. Paid training, necessary paperwork completion and a minimum commitment of one hour per week to meet with students is required.

Consultants will meet with G2G student weekly, discussing course assignments, concerns and due dates, as well as aiding them with time management, goal setting and organizational skill development along with attending biweekly activities.

Please read this article written about the Genius to Genius program by following this link.

Questions can be directed to the program coordinator Evelyn Wright at edwrigh3@oakland.edu