Peer Education

Each semester, the Wellness Resource Center trains 15-20 peer educators how they can be role models for well-being and empower fellow Owls to make informed, healthy, and safe decisions that work for their life and goals. All HEART (Health Education Awareness Resource Team) Peer Educators work under the supervision of WRC staff and must complete a 3-credit elective course and pass the national Certified Peer Educator exam to officially be on the team.

 

Peer Educators:

·        Facilitate health education workshops and presentations in a variety of settings on campus (i.e. in residence halls, for student organizations, and fraternities and sororities)

·        Develop written and oral communication skills by creating educational materials, interactives games and activities, and by planning and volunteering for on-campus events

·        Empower fellow Owls in making healthy, safe choices that work for them to continue on the path to academic and emotional success