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Peer Educator Applications Call for Those Looking to Make a Positive Impact
Seeking all students eager to make a positive impact on campus, the annual Barnes Center at The Arch peer educator application is now open through Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Positions are paid and provide opportunities to connect with fellow students and build resumes. Through activities, programs and campus connections, peer educators support substance use education, mental health, healthy relationships and sexual health.
“I joined as a way to get involved on campus,” says Kenzii Stevens ’22, peer educator. “I wasn’t entirely sure what it was or how important health promotion is and ended up loving it because we make such an impact on our Orange community as a resource for our peers.”
Peer Educator Virtual Interest Sessions
Students are invited to register on the Wellness Portal. If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal or for more information, please visit the Wellness Portal webpage. Highlights include what it means to be a peer educator, the application process, opportunities to connect with current peer educators and to ask questions.
- Friday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. (ET)
- Wednesday, Nov. 18, noon (ET)
Every student is encouraged to apply, especially those with a passion for health and wellness, and those interested in fostering a supportive student campus community. Peer educators seek to inform and empower their fellow students with the knowledge and resources to live their happiest, healthiest lives. Highlights include hosting Health Hubs, both mobile and pop-up, supporting the Safer Sex Express, facilitating the Wellness Leadership Institute workshop series, the 21st Birthday Project, SoulTalk and more.
“Peer education has provided me with a community of people who motivate me, keep me passionate and want to see me succeed. It has been one of the most fulfilling and fun experiences of my college career,” says Sami Ryan ’21, peer educator.
For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Cecelia Kersten ’23, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.