Peer Educators are undergraduate students that provide health and wellness education to their peers through interactive programs, tabling and other outreach events. Peer Educators are role models and liaisons that connect their peers to health and wellness resources on and off-campus. There are three Peer Education teams that specialize in different wellness topics. These include substance use, sexuality and relationships, and mental health. Explore Peer Educator opportunities below, and apply to Be Involved today!
Learn more about each team below.
Be Wise Peer Educators focus on educating and empowering students to make informed choices and decisions regarding the use of alcohol and other substances. This Peer Education Team is committed to making a campus-wide difference through nonjudgmental dialogue.
In addition to Health Hubs and outreach programs, Be Wise Peer Educators host the Be Wise BE-BQ and programs during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and Alcohol Awareness Month. For more information on these events, visit the Programs webpage.
PEEHRS focus on sexuality and relationships including consent, healthy relationships, pro-social bystander intervention and sexual health and pleasure. This Peer Education Team is trained to create safer spaces on campus for dialogue on how to respond to abuse or harassment, how to intervene with peers who are perpetuating rape culture and how to support others.
In addition to Health Hubs and outreach programs, PEEHRS host programs during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Stalking Awareness Month, Frisky February and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For more information on these events, visit the Programs webpage.
If you are interested in sexual health, but wish not to commit to a Peer Educator role, consider applying to be a Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassador.
SAMHEs focus on mental and emotional health. This Peer Education Team is trained to provide outreach and educational programming surrounding mental wellness including stress management, sleep health, time management, nutrition and resiliency.
In addition to Health Hubs and outreach programs, SAMHEs host programs during Mental Health Awareness Week and other awareness campaigns. For more information on these events, visit the Programs webpage.