VOICE Peer Education

The VOICE Peer Educators are a cohort of students who are committed to ending sexual violence on Georgia Tech's campus. They are extensively trained on sexual violence prevention topics such as defining consent, sexual violence prevention and bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and survivor support. They will learn behavior change theory, effective public speaking, and curriculum development.

Application Timeline

  • Application Open Date: Monday, October 1
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 26th
  • Interviews: Ongoing basis until November 2nd

Requirements

  • Attend an initial mandatory training November 5th and November 12th from 6pm-9pm
  • 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

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a role model to their peers
  • Effectively refer students to campus resources related to sexual violence and survivor support.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of VOICE Sexual Violence prevention 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

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 sexual violence prevention topics affecting college students
  • Receive mentorship and training from health professionals