The PEERs are paid undergraduate (and co-term) peer educators that Prevent harms, Educate about holistic health and well-being, Empower our community, and Refer students to campus resources. They are trained in the fundamentals of public health as it relates to the following topic areas: substance use, sexual citizenship, and mental health and wellbeing.
What Does Being a PEER Entail?
PEERs receive ongoing intensive training from both SUPER and the SHARE Education teams as well as other campus partners across departments who specialize in topics related to health and wellbeing.
PEERs conduct outreach education programs and workshops across undergraduate campus neighborhoods on topics involving alcohol/drug use, sexual citizenship, and mental health and wellbeing. They specialize in population level public health initiatives rather than one on one support.
PEERs are active members of the wellness community and table on campus to promote awareness on public health issues. PEERs work about 5 paid hours a week.
How Do I Become a PEER?
The only pre-requisite to apply to be a PEER is a passion for the health and wellbeing of your peers and a desire to learn about public health. If selected, you would engage in 32 hours of training in fundamentals and ongoing in-service trainings throughout the academic year. The role commitment is for one academic year with the possibility of continuing on in subsequent academic years.
How do I find PEER led workshops?
Any student organization, house/dorm, or individual is able to attend weekly PEER trainings held at the Well House. Check out the PEER instagram @stanfordpeers to see which upcoming workshops you want to drop in on!