Peer Wellness Educators

What do Peer Wellness Educators Do?

Peer Educators are leaders on our campus and play a critical role in promoting the social health and wellbeing of our students. They help with orientation programming and provide workshops throughout the year on healthy relationships, sexual violence prevention and stress management. 

Examples of available workshops:

Let's Talk About Sex and Pizza: Covers healthy sexuality, consent, bystander Intervention, and tips for supporting survivors.

Stress and Time Management Workshop: Feeling stressed? Learn some tips to help relieve stress by dancing, coloring and doing some deep breathing.

One Love: This workshop explores aspects of healthy relationships and how to identify the warning signs of unhealthy relationships.

Benefits of becoming a Wellness Educator:

  • Leadership experience
  • Make a difference on your campus
  • Be part of a fun, energetic team
  • Gain facilitation skills 
  • Great experience to add to your resume and to assist with job interviews
  • Career preparation for people in education, health professions, public health, social work, or gender and sexuality studies
  • Earn a stipend as a Lead Educator

How do I become a Wellness Educator?

1) Take the pre-requisite class SW/PH 220 Peer Health Education Spring Term or CIV 255 Advocacy and Prevention in January

2) Apply

3) Earn class credit through CIV 355 Advanced Peer Education

4) Earn a stipend as a Lead Educator

E-mail kathleenconverse@pacificu.edu for more information.

What are some other ways to get involved?

  • Social Work Internships
  • Public Health Internships
  • Work Study
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Committees:

  • Marketing
  • Outreach
  • Social
  • Event Logistics

 

Volunteer with Campus Wellness!

Meetings are every Tuesday from 11:30-12:30 in the McCormick Dog House

Our goal is to provide programming that is meaningful, relevant, and inclusive to all members of the community here at Pacific. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please feel free to email us at wellness@pacificu.edu or visit us in Clark 124 or stop by one of our meetings!