Become a Peer Advocate
Peer Advocates are compassionate and supportive student leaders, 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. As a group, we strive to educate the campus about many issues relating to sexual misconduct and help increase awareness.
Peer Advocate Position Description
Applications will be available for 2020-2021 in late spring. Once applications are received, interviews will take place and selections will be made by April, 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Peer Advocates are required to return to campus early each fall semester to participate in a week-long training. This training allows the advocate to be able to offer support for their peers going through a personal experience with sexual misconduct. Peer Advocates are also required to come back to campus a few days before the spring semester for additional training.
Once the semester starts, Peer Advocates are required to attend one weekly meeting with the whole team and spend additional time working in small groups to reach additional goals. Peer Advocates are expected to attend events planned by the group and volunteer to facilitate workshops when requested.