Peer Education

The Wellness Connection peer educators contribute to the safety and well-being of campus by presenting to classes, organizations, Greek Life, departments, athletic teams, and other groups. They encourage students to be engaged bystanders and better navigate the collegiate experience. The Wellness Connection peer educators are a part of the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA. This program supports student leadership and peer education on health and safety issues – no matter peer education group name, specialized health interest, or social affiliation. Involvement as a student leader or advisor in the BACCHUS Initiatives is often a very personal and passionate story. The peer education experience gives students the confidence to believe in themselves and the power of influence they have on others. For some, peer education is a life-changing moment for themselves or someone they help.

Get Involved

Peer educators gain communication, leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and presentation skills. Upon completion of training, peer educators have the opportunity to assist in creating presentations, developing scripts, and presenting and attending national and regional peer education related conferences with the Wellness Connection.

Peer educators present on various wellness topics, including nutrition, alcohol and other drugs, bystander intervention, and sexual health.The Wellness Connection peer educators contribute to the safety and well-being of campus by presenting to classes, organizations, Greek Life, departments, athletic teams, and other groups. They encourage students to be engaged bystanders and better navigate the collegiate experience.

Be The Creed Peer Educators
2018 BACCHUS Program of the Year Winners: BGSU Be The Creed Workshop Peer Educators. From Left: Megan Carnahan, Lily Mack, Jordyn Dwyer, Emily Kollar, Audra Gill

Peer Education Training Weekend

  • Date: October 5 - 6
  • Time: Noon - 6 PM
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Conference Room
  • Cost: FREE

While students are peer educators, they are required to attend a 1-hour meeting each week or complete a 1-hour office hour each week in the Wellness Connection.

Contact Faith DeNardo at faithy@bgsu.edu for more information.

Peer Education Training Weekend Enrollment Form

Full Name:

Year in School: 

Mailing Address:

Day Phone:   Cell Phone:   

Email:
 

Do you plan to be an active peer educator after this training?

Yes No Not Sure

 

Are you able to commit to two presentations per semester?

Yes No Not Sure

 

Wellness Area(s) of Interest:

Why do you want to participate in this training?




Contact the Wellness Connection or call 419.372.WELL (9355) with questions 
regarding the submission process.