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Become a Peer Advocate

Peer Advocates are compassionate, supportive student leaders and empathetic listeners who provide guidance to any campus member dealing with a personal issue of sexual misconduct. Advocates offer one-on-one support for complainants and respondents seeking guidance through policies, procedures, and resources on and off campus.

In addition to offering individual support, Peer Advocates strive to educate the campus about many issues relating to sexual misconduct to help increase awareness and prevent incidents.

                                           Are you interested in joining the team?

Applying to Become a Peer Advocate

Applications will open March 8, 2021 and are due April 2, 2021.

To apply: applicants must complete the 2 following items:

1) The application is a web-based survey including four short essay questions and requires you to upload a current resume. If you need assistance with this application, reach out. 

2) Applicants will be required to have a mentor submit a recommendation for you. This can be done by a faculty member, staff member, coach, or someone else who knows you well. The link for this recommendation can be found HERE. Please email this link to whoever will serve as your reference with enough time for them to submit before the deadline.

Upon receiving both pieces of the application, interviews will be scheduled over a two-week period from April 7-21, 2021. Interested individuals should consider attending events hosted by Peer Advocates throughout the year to learn about the group and their role on campus in addition to the Info Sessions.

Peer Advocate Info Sessions

Any interested student should attend at least one info session to learn more before submitting an application.  Info Sessions will take place:

  • Monday, March 1st at 8pm in IDC 114 or Zoom - Social Time with Peer Advocates (check email for link) 
  • Monday, March 15th at 730pm on Zoom - That’s Not Love: Dating Violence Workshop (check email for link) See what the group does to educate the campus while learning about green flags of healthy relationships, red flags of unhealthy relationships, as well as how to help a friend.

Peer Advocate Position Description

 

Quick Facts

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students currently serve the community as Peer Advocates