Peer Educator Recruitment
Support your campus community, build your resume and apply to be a Peer Educator today! Positions are paid and topic highlights include substance use education, mental health, and healthy relationships and sexual health. The complete job description is available on Handshake. Please note, a Handshake application is not required. If this is your first time using Handshake or for more information, please visit the Career Services Handshake instructional webpage.
Please complete the following by the application deadline, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, 10 p.m.
- Attend a recruitment event.
- Complete the Peer Educator Application Form.
It is recommended that students only attend one session. Register and learn more about Recruitment Events on the Wellness Portal. If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal or for more information, please visit the Wellness Portal Instructional webpage.
- Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, 1 p.m.: General Peer Education Focus
- Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, 5:30 p.m.: Alcohol and Other Substances Focus
- Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, 1 p.m.: Mental Health Focus
- Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, 5:30 p.m.: Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health Focus
- Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, 1 p.m.: Mental Health Focus
- Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, 5:30 p.m.: Alcohol and Other Substances Focus
- Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, 1 p.m.: Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health Focus
Being a Peer Educator
Peer Educators are undergraduate students that provide health and wellness education to their peers through role modeling, interactive programming and outreach initiatives. Three teams specialize in substance use education, sexuality and relationships, and mental health.
Seeking to make a difference on campus through programming and education, Peer Education is a job that builds accountability and responsibility in students who are able to channel their passion for well-being. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow skills that will not only help students professionally in their careers, but personally as well. Perks include the following and more!
- Barnes Center Peer Educator Space
- Building Communication Skills
- Flexible Schedule
- Free Swag
- Impacting Your Peers
- Making Meaningful Connections
- Professional Development
Peer Educators gain the following professional skills.
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
Peer Educators will gain the following Shared Competencies.
- Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
- Communication Skills
During the academic year, often the minimum time commitment to be involved with the group is 7-10 hours per week. This may include a weekly meeting, office hour(s) and programming commitments. Hours typically fall during the weekday, but some weekend and evening hours are available.
Peer Educators are highly reliable students that are passionate about promoting well-being, have a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, and hold strong interpersonal/communication skills. Additionally, they are accountable and are able to work well independently and within team settings.
Barnes Center at The Arch Peer Education Teams
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 team is committed to making a campus-wide difference through nonjudgmental dialogue.
PEEHRS focus on sexuality and relationships, including consent, healthy relationships, prosocial bystander intervention, sexual health and pleasure. This 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.
SAMHEs focus on mental and emotional health. This team is trained to provide outreach and educational programming surrounding mental wellness including stress management, sleep health, time management, nutrition and resiliency.