How do I become a s.w.e.e.t. Peer Educator?
Complete an application and submit Peer Educator Reference form by Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Applications will be reviewed by the Peer Education Coordinator and s.w.e.e.t. e-board members. The reference form should be completed by a teacher, supervisor, advisor, coach, professor, mentor, employer, SHU faculty or staff member, etc. References completed by peers/students/family members will not be accepted. Interviews will be scheduled for candidates via email once their application and reference are received.
Including, but not limited to:
- Academic success at SHU measured by a GPA of 2.5 or above
- Positive attitude
- Dependability and reliability
- Sensitivity to and interest in issues of alcohol and other drugs as well as other wellness issues
- Open minded, non-judgmental
- Good listening and interpersonal skills
- Strong communication skills in one-on-one and group settings
- Ability to interact and present information to students and the community at SHU
- Honest desire to help others
- Commitment to making healthy lifestyle choices and role modeling those choices
Responsibilities & Duties
- Peer Educators will serve for the full academic year
- Plan and run outreach programs, campus events, screenings, and campaigns
- Provide information and resources to students
- Make presentations to various groups and organizations on campus
- Participate in on-going evaluation of the s.w.e.e.t. experience
- Attend training sessions, in-services and weekly meetings
- Communicate with advisor throughout the year
All questions may be directed to Karen Flanagan at 203-371-7955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.