Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Empowerment (PEACE)
Peer Educators in PEACE are role models for making the campus a safer, more respectful place for ALL students by facilitating discussions on sexual misconduct and bystander intervention. Bystander intervention is intervening in problematic situations, while PEACE focuses on intervening safely in situations of sexual misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking and sexual exploitation), the skills learned in the workshops can be used in many other interpersonal violence situations, including bullying, hazing, etc.
We ALL have the power to make a positive change at Southern. "It's On Us" to make a change.
Will YOU be a peer educator?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A PEACE PEER EDUCATOR?
- Volunteer/Service opportunity and hours
- Personal and Professional Learning Experience
- Hone Public Speaking Skills and Facilitation Skills
- Develop/improve understanding of issues of sexual misconduct, bystander intervention, consent, and resources available
All Peer Educators will receive training in the content curriculum, as well as presentation skills, etc. and continuous support from the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support (VPAS) Center SouthernCT.edu/vpas
WHAT DO PEACE PEER EDUCATORS DO?
- Facilitate informational and interactive workshops on a variety of violence prevention topics with student organizations, residence life, and classrooms. Once trained, Peer Educators are expected to co- facilitate a minimum of 2 presentations and assist with 2 informational tables per semester. You will have guidance and assistance with this!
- Plan and facilitate educational/awareness events
- Assist with VPAS annual events, including The Red Flag Campaign, Take Back the Night, & It’s On Us Festivals
- Inform students about resources and advocacy services
- Attend meetings as scheduled to work together to develop and execute special programs
- Receive continuous learning and development support from VPAS Center staff
- Have fun!
- Must be enrolled as a student at Southern Connecticut State University
- Must be able to make a minimum 2 semester commitment to the program
- Have a commitment to contributing to a positive campus environment and ability to model healthy and prosocial behavior for peers
- An interest in the topics of sexual misconduct prevention, affirmative consent and bystander intervention
- Have a positive attitude
- Excellent time management skills
- Professional communication skills
- Enthusiasm for working on a team and making a difference
- Availability to attend 28 hour Peer Educator Training (dates TBA) is mandatory
Applications are due September 12, 2018