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 up to 6 per week for work-study.
- Work with RDs and RAs in planning hall programs promoting health-related topics such as healthy relationships, alcohol awareness, tobacco cessation, sexual assault prevention, positive body image, etc.
- Plan and implement awareness on campus about the above topics during specified weeks in Springs and/or GDH.
- Rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior 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.
Peer Educator Application »
- Deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 school year is Friday, February 22, 2019.
- Interviews will be conducted during the week of February 25.
- Training will be scheduled in April 2019
The Counseling and Wellness Center is located at 120 East Calhoun Street.