This fall, our health promotion team is introducing a peer health education program. Peer health educators are a diverse group of undergraduate leaders who work with us to educate and empower their fellow students.
We consistently hear from students who are interested in peer health education programs, and studies show that students view peer health educators as credible and trustworthy sources of information. The program is supported by the Service & Activity Fee and will help increase our collaboration with students.
Students who participate in the program will receive a range of professional development opportunities, including training and hands-on experience. Peer educators will develop leadership and public speaking skills, foster positive working relationships, and gain foundational knowledge in a variety of health topics, including violence prevention, mental health, substance use, and life skills.
The application for becoming a peer health educator is open until August 31. If you are unable to apply this fall, the application for spring semester will re-open in November.
Students who are accepted into the program will receive BACCHUS training and take an exam for their peer educator certification. The program lasts one school year with 45 hours of involvement per semester.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Peyton Prothero.