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Ursinus Cultivating Respect, Education, and Wellness


To create a culture at Ursinus College where students:

  • feel safe and supported in the social environment - never judged or pressured to consume alcohol or other drugs and never judged if seeking support for mental health
  • consider their overall wellness when making behavioral choices and the impact of their decisions on others in the community 
  • step up to help others in need


Peer Educators are a group of trained student leaders who raise awareness within their own communities about wellness and the impact of substances through using evidence-based and effective strategies. The group promotes health and wellness while educating about harm reduction to help students live happy and healthy lives.

Apply to Become a Peer Educator

Applications are open March 10 through March 31. Ucrew will be hosting a recruitment event on Wednesday, March 27 from 7-8pm in the Hive. During this event, 2 recent alums who were UCrew Peer Educators will zoom in to talk about their transition out of UC and how being a Peer Educator helped them in their job search and more. Anyone considering applying should attend if able.

Apply Here.

Interviews will take place April 1 - April 12. New Hires will be informed by April 15 and invited to join the current team for ice cream before the end of the semester and will begin working in Fall 2024. All applicants are invited to join Ucrew’s walking team at the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk on April 21.  

Request a UCrew Workshop

UCrew Peer Educators are trained to facilitate dialogue and want to come to your team/chapter/group meeting! Check out the Workshop Request Form to submit your interest.


Take the No Show Pledge 

“We believe there is No Shame in getting help or in talking about mental health and Substance Use Disorder. Join us in creating a movement by signing our pledge to end stigma and support others in speaking up about their own disorders” - Sophie Louis, team leader of UCrew

Hear Sophie speak more about the pledge and her role as UC’s First SAFE Project Fellow HERE.

Check out more info on the national campaign: https://www.safeproject.us/ 

No shame pledge with QR code

This new group of student peer educators was developed out of a grant from the state in Fall 2020. Seven students were selected out of a competitive pool of over 20 who applied. The students went through a 10-hour training in fall 2020 to become Nationally Certified Peer Educators and met weekly throughout the fall semester to continue developing their understanding and skills.

The group will be sharing their knowledge and experience with the campus community in a variety of ways over the upcoming year. 

You can contact the group to learn more, ask questions, or collaborate on an event by emailing ucrew@ursinus.edu

Check out the article in the Grizzly (’20) and this article in the Grizzly (’23) about UCrew!