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Work Toward Ending Sexual, Relationship Violence—Become a Peer Educator
The Office of Health Promotion, within the Division of Student Affairs, is currently accepting applications for their peer education program. Peer educators meet once a week to talk about relationships and sexuality issues, learn about the resources on campus and develop skills to facilitate discussions with other students on campus.
Students interested in becoming peer educators with the Office of Health Promotion are asked to complete a Peer Educator Application form. The form is due Sunday, Oct. 11. Students selected to become peer educators are required to attend a fall peer educator training on Friday, Oct. 16, from 4:30 – 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“I became a peer educator to better the lives of those around me and to bring awareness around issues no one ever seems to talk about,” says Matt Fox, a peer educator with the Office of Health Promotion and a junior in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “Becoming a peer educator will not only make you a better person, but will make you want to help others become one as well.”
Peer educators will spend the year promoting healthy, respectful relationships free from all violence. For more information about the peer education program, visit the Office of Health Promotion website.