Peer Education

Certified Peer Education Program 

Peer Educators heighten awareness of health issues by facilitating educational programming.  Content areas include relationship health, stress management, sexual assault prevention, physical health, bullying & harassment, and STI prevention.  

All SSU Peer Educators go through a nationally recognize certification program prior to being assigned independent education responsibilities.  They are supervised on an ongoing basis by the Campus Counseling Center as part of the SSU Student Health & Wellness Initiative.

Who uses Peer Educators?

Student organizations, faculty, staff, Greek life, athletics, Title IX Coordinators, Resident Assistants, Resident Coordinators and others who wish to promote health and raise aware on health issues among SSU students. 

To schedule a Peer Educator to speak to your group or classroom contact Campus Counseling Services at 740-351-3608 and ask for the Peer Educator Student Coordinator or email rburton@shawnee.edu.  Scheduling two weeks in advance in encourage.  

Can I Become a SSU Peer Educator?

Quite possibly!  SSU Peer Educators must be certified by completing the UNIV 1999 course and passing the certification exam.   Those who have become certified may apply by sending a resume and recommendation letter from their faculty or staff to rburton@shawnee.edu.  Positions are paid and hours vary each week taking into consideration the individual student's academic schedule.  Peer Educators learn valuable skills which may increase their marketability post-graduation.  They also have the opportunity for mentorship by seasoned health professionals making this an ideal job for students in the humanities, social science, or health fields.  Apply today!

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