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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org