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 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.

Qualifications

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

Questions?

All questions may be directed to Karen Flanagan at 203-371-7955 or flanagank879@sacredheart.edu.