Healthy Jacket Peer Education

The Healthy Jacket Peer Educators are leaders who serve as healthy lifestyle role-models to their peers. They are extensively trained volunteers who give presentations on a variety of health topics, design and implement health programs for students and collaborate with campus partners to create a healthy community.

Interest Meetings

Join us to learn more about becoming a peer educator!

  • September 13th - Student Center 343, 4 - 5pm
  • September 25th - Student Center 319, 11am - 12pm

Application Timeline

  • Application Open Date: Monday, August 20
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 5
  • Interviews: Throughout October

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a healthy lifestyle role-model to their peers
  • Effectively refer students to campus resources related to health and well-being needs.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs and outreach events
  • Utilize effective listening skills in working with students and effectively respond to peers
  • Demonstrate and teach effective bystander intervention skills.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and team development of the peer educator group

Requirements

  • Attend an initial 2-day retreat
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Commit to approximately 8-10 hours per month to the program 
  • Attend additional trainings as necessary (approximately 2-3 per semester)
  • Give a minimum of 2 presentations per semester
  • Volunteer at a minimum of 2 events per semester for at least one hour

Benefits

  • Participate in leadership and professional development opportunities
  • Gain experience as a group facilitator and educator 
  • Obtain experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating health programs
  • Develop valuable communication, presentation, and project management skills
  • Gain knowledge and training on current health and wellness topics affecting college students
  • Receive mentorship and training from health professionals