What is a Peer Educator?
Peer Educators are a diverse group of UCCS students who work in conjunction with other university services to deliver preventative and holistic programs and events to fellow students. They are trained by specialists in topics such as alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault and sexual health, body image, nutrition, and wellness.
The PEAK Peer Education program commits to four guiding principles: Promotion, Empowerment, Action, and Knowledge.
• Promotion: To the promotion of wellness as a way of life and the services that support a culture of wellness on campus
• Empowerment: To empower peers to make informed decisions about their own health behaviors and lifestyles
• Action: To keep an action oriented philosophy, never staying stagnant or accepting current health trends as truths unable to change
• Knowledge: To gain the knowledge required to create evidence-based, high quality and responsible programs, events, and initiatives, and to share this knowledge with others
How do I become a Peer Educator?
Download the Peer Educator Application and turn in the application by October 31st.
If you have any additional questions or want more information, contact: