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.

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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.

2019 NASPA General Assembly Attendees
2019 NASPA General Assembly, Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives Conference Attendees (L to R): Kelsey Dietrich (peer educator), Emily Kollar (peer educator), Jordyn Dwyer (Graduate Assistant), Audra Gill (peer educator), Lily Mack (peer educator).

Peer Education Training Weekend

  • Date: February 29 and March 1, 2020
  • Time: Noon - 6 PM
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Conference Room
  • Cost: FREE
  • Attendance at both training dates is required in order to become a Wellness Connection Peer Educator

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

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

Are you able to commit to two presentations per semester?:*


Contact the Wellness Connection with any questions regarding the use of this form.