Peer Educator Application
Students selected as Peer Educators (PE) will function as paraprofessional members of Counseling Services. The focus of their work will take place in informal settings; i.e. resident halls, dining hall, and Springs Student Center. However, some counseling may take place in the Counseling Office.
- To serve as a PE you must complete 12 hours of training and pass the CPE exam.
- Understand the importance of confidentiality and strictly adhering to the confidentiality policy.
- Weekly staff meetings with the Director of Counseling Services.
- Able to commit 6 – 9 hours per week for workstudy.
- Work with RDs in planning hall programs promoting health related topics such as healthy relationships, alcohol awareness, tobacco cessation, sexual assault, positive body images, etc.
- Plan and implement awareness on campus about above topics during specified weeks in Springs and/or GDH.
- Rising Sophomore or Junior with the ability to participate during the full academic year.
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 and in good standing with Student Life and Honor Council.
- Strong interest in counseling and peer education programs.
- Understands the importance of confidentiality.
- Interpersonal skills that reflect empathy and active listening.
- Models behavior that is consistent with the PC policies regarding alcohol and drug use, models conflict resolution, assertive communication, etc.
- Self-starter who can function productively in an unsupervised environment.
Deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 school year is Friday, February 20, 2015.
Interviews will be conducted during the week of February 23-27.
Training will be scheduled between March 16 and 31.
The Counseling and Wellness Center is located at 120 East Calhoun Street.