Become a s.w.e.e.t. Peer Educator!

How do I become a s.w.e.e.t. Peer Educator?

Complete an application and submit Peer Educator Reference by Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Interviews will be scheduled for candidates via email once their applications and references are received. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the first week of November.


Including, but not limited to:

  • Academic success at SHU measured by a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Creativity
  • Energy
  • 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