The Wellness Resource Center houses 15-20 peer educators each year who work under the supervision of the Program Director and Coordinators. At the WRC, Peer Educators are referred to as HEART Peers (Health Education Awareness Resource Team). The HEART Peers are a network of students who are able to support campus health and safety initiatives. All new HEART peers are required to take a 3-credit class and pass an exam to be on the team.
Peers’ responsibilities include planning and conducting workshops/presentations in classrooms, Greek life, and residence halls. The peers are given opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills through projects such as creating educational materials, displays, interactive games and special events. Peer Educators empower and support fellow Temple University students in making healthier and safer choices, as well as achieving academic and emotional success. They also provide free Wellness Consultations to students.