Peer Education

Peer Education is a student-led program that seeks to promote wellness to the entire student body. Peer Educators present information on various health related topics, values, and activities including drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and sexual health education. Peer Educators are positive role models on campus who promote healthy and safe behaviors, reinforce social norms, and act as approachable resources to all students who are looking for guidance on health and wellness.

There are many opportunities within the Wellness Center to become a peer educator:

Student Peer Educator's strive to provide education and information, and referrals when necessary, to Stockton students in an effort to promote overall health and wellness along with responsible life choices.

In order to become involved with Peer Education at Stockton, interested students who successfully complete NASPA's Virtual Certified peer Education (CPE) Training and certification exam can be considered to become a Health Education Peer Educator. For more information about the NASPA CPE program visit NASPA Certified Peer Education Training.

Through an interview process, eligible students may be hired by the Wellness Center to work as a paid peer educator when there is an opening. 

For more information, please contact Kristen Mittleman, MS, CHES, Health Educator, by phone at 609.652.4869 or emailKristen.mittleman@stockton.edu.

So Why Become a Peer Educator?

Alcohol and Drug Grant Educators (ADGEs) strive to provide education that will allow Stockton students to graduate not only with healthy minds, but with healthy responsible life choices as well. ADGEs work within a college community to promote greater well-being, provide information about specific alcohol and drug related issues, increase awareness of care resources on campus, encourage responsible safe choice-making, and advocate for changing and challenging campus social norms regarding healthy behaviors.

Alcohol and Drug Grant Educators should enroll in GEN2215, Peer Education: Drugs and Alcohol, which is offered during both the fall and spring semesters.

The Wellness Center is now accepting applications for Alcohol and Drug Peer Educators and an Alcohol and Drug Peer Coordinator.To apply for a position please complete the application below and submit to michael.levin@stockton.edu or drop off in J-204.

 

To learn more about the peer educators see the video below.