Peer Facilitators




GSS 225: Peer Health Education for Sexual & Gender Justice | Students will learn the fundamentals of peer education theory and practice. Students explore root causes of violence against women and LGBTQIA+ populations using theoretical frameworks from queer studies, intersectional feminism, and public health. Students will then choose to facilitate workshops on healthy relationships, interpersonal violence prevention, or supporting LGBTQIA+ populations through interrupting heterosexism and cissexism in everyday life. While no prerequisites are required, students will ideally have an interest in education and facilitation. 

This is an introductory course designed to expose students to the topics of peer education and facilitation, root causes of violence against marginalized populations, and prevention and bystander intervention techniques.

 Civic Engagement credit

GSS 306: Advanced Peer Education | This is an experiential learning course, where students get credit for delivering workshops. 

  • "Lets Talk About Sex & Pizza Workshops" in the Fall
  • Consent Workshops for Athletics in the Spring and through-out the year
  • Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students workshops through-out the year

Leadership Path

  1. Register for GSS 225 Peer Education in the Spring
  2. Apply to be a Peer Facilitator for the Fall
  3. If accepted, facilitate workshops through-out the year
  4. Apply to be a Lead Facilitator the following year. This is a paid position and serves as a mentor role for new facilitators.



Contact Us

V Martin | Director of the Center for Gender Equity