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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
  • consider their own and other’s wellness and mental health when making behavioral choices
  • step up to help others in need when alcohol or drugs are involved


Peer Educators are a group of trained student leaders who raise awareness within their own communities about wellness, alcohol, and other drugs through using evidence based and effective strategies. The group promotes health and wellness while educating about harm reduction to help students avoid problems related to alcohol or drug use and live happy and healthy lives.


Applications are now live - apply today to become a Crew Member for 21-22 academic year!

There are only 2 open positions available so this will be a highly competitive pool. Complete this application which consists of a few essay questions and have a faculty/staff/mentor submit this recommendation form by April 5th at 5pm to be considered.

All applications will be reviewed that week and interviews will be scheduled between April 12-23rd. The new Crew Members will be announced on Monday, April 26th and they will be invited to meet the rest of the crew on Wednesday, April 28th at 7pm.

If you have any questions, reach out to the team’s advisor, Katie Bean at kbean@ursinus.edu or team lead Brenna Trkula at ucrew@ursinus.edu 

Peer Support Group tinyurl.com/UCrecovery

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 might have seen the koozies they gave out on Halloween and as students were heading home for Thanksgiving break! 

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

Meet the UCrew


Timothy “TJ” Ayrer

Class of Class of 2021 | Newtown, PA

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” Elliott

Class of Class of 2023 | Hopewell, NJ

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Diane Imboden

Class of Class of 2023 | Pequea, PA

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Sophie Louis

Class of Class of 2024 | Sykesville, MD

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Gabrielle “Gab” Salamone

Class of Class of 2021 | Ambler, PA

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Brenna Trkula

Class of Class of 2022 | Harrisburg, PA

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Elijah Ward

Class of Class of 2021 | Staten Island, New York

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Check out the article in the Grizzly about UCrew!