Peer health educators are a diverse group of undergraduate leaders who work with us to educate and empower their fellow students. Students who participate in this program facilitate workshops, represent CHS at campus events, table, and collaborate with campus partners.
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 sexual health.
The application for becoming a peer health educator will open March 27. Due to COVID-19, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis rather than having a strict close date.
Students who are accepted into the program will receive BACCHUS training on Sunday, August 30 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Students will then take an exam for their peer educator certification. The program has a one-year commitment with 25 hours of involvement per semester and bi-weekly meetings which occur on Wednesdays from 4:00 –6:00 pm.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Peyton Prothero.