The mission of the peer education program is to create an awareness of the dynamics of sexual assault, promote healthy relationships through effective communication, and prevent sexual victimization through educational programming. Peer educators will present workshops on bystander intervention and take part in other related programming. The presentations will target the campus community including residence hall groups, social and Greek organizations, and other interested groups of students, staff and faculty.
- Willingness to increase communication skills to enable effective response to the potentially strong emotions and opinions arising from the program subject matter.
- Sensitivity to the issue of sexual assault and openness to discussing healthy vs. unhealthy relationship issues.
- Willingness to participate in the interview process and subsequent 3 training sessions (approximately 90 minute training sessions).
All students are welcome to apply who meet these expectations.
Complete the application and drop it off at Counseling and Psychological Services Department located in the University Center Room 243.
You will be contacted regarding an interview after your application has been received.
The three training sessions will include definitions of NC sexual assault laws, rape myths, the role of alcohol in forced sex situations, explanation of support services available on and off campus, prevention and bystander intervention strategies, the importance of communication and consent. Peer educators will learn how to facilitate interactive discussions and workshops regarding healthy relationship dynamics.
If you have questions about the role of B1 Peer Educators, please contact Lauren Rodefeld @ email@example.com or LynnDee Horne @ firstname.lastname@example.org at UNCP Counseling and Psychological Services Department or by calling (910) 521-6202.