Peer Educator Programs
The Peer Educators offer a variety of awareness programs for the University community. These are interactive presentations that can be presented to resident halls, athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, clubs, or other organizations.
The programs (each approximately 1 hour in length) include:
Alcohol, Zombies and MU: A discussion about the use of alcohol on campus. Students learn risk reduction strategies as well as ways to avoid social pressures. Additionally, students learn the signs of alcohol poisoning and how the law plays a role.
Chasing that First High: An interactive program on substance abuse and addiction. Students learn skills on how to recognize if someone has an issue with drugs and where to find help on campus.
Sex Goes to the Movies: This program uses popular movie clips to educate participants about risky and unsafe partying, alcohol consumption, consent, and how to avoid these risky situations.
Stress Be Gone: Students identify major stressors in their life and how their perception of them can impact the level of stress. The program helps participants understand the importance of sleep and time management as well as stress reduction techniques.
BAM! Body and Mind: This program will help you increase your knowledge on good mental health and how to identify and address common mental health concerns. Students will become aware of available resources on and off campus.
The Hunger Games: This program evaluates the concepts of nutrition and diet and the role they play in a healthy lifestyle.
Commit to Be Fit: A physical fitness program that highlights the importance of exercise, different types of physical activity, and how to maintain a healthy weight.
Not Fooling Me: This program exposes the media's portrayal of body image and the impact it has on young adults and ways to improve self-image.
ABCS of STDS: Students increase their understanding of STD's, preventive strategies and available forms of testing and treatment.
Rubberware Party: A fun and interactive way to discuss contraception and their role in safer sex practices.
Sex & Chocolate: This question and answer session provides an opportunity to openly talk about relationships and to ask questions about sex and relationships.
Hooking Up: Keepin' It REALtionships: Actively discusses various types of intimate relationships. Students discuss healthy and unhealthy aspects of relationships and learn to effectively communicate with current and future partners.
Break the Silence, End the Violence: This program focuses broader on sexual misconduct and includes information on dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The program engages participants in an activity to increase their knowledge of violence along a continuum, helps individuals understand the role of being an active bystander and how to potentially intervene, and the available resources (including reporting) for students who are victimized.
Calling Men to Action: This men-only program embraces the help and courage of men in ending sexual assault as gender violence isn't just a women's issue. This program seeks to motivate men to be involved in ending sexual assault, engages participants in role plays to understand consent, helps participants brainstorm ways that men can be involved in ending sexual assault, provides participants with information on available resources on and off campus and how to help a friend if victimized and reporting procedures.
In the Green: Red Zone Awareness: This program is aimed at raising awareness about sexual assault and the Red Zone (the time starting on the first day on campus until the first break when students are at an increased risk of being sexually assaulted. The program provides information about bystander intervention and ways on how to intervene in a potentially risky situation, provides information on available resources on and off campus and how to help a friend if victimized, reporting procedures, identifies the dangers of the red zone, and discussions around victim blaming.
Got Consent: This programs purpose is to increase the knowledge of sexual assault and understanding about consent. Information is presented to raise awareness of sexual assault and consent. This program discusses the Red Zone as well as resources (including reporting) available on and off campus for victims of sexual violence.
Hey Baby: This program identifies different types of sexual harassment, how to respond to potentially harassing situations through scenario role plays, and resources available to help individuals report harassing situations.
Sex Goes to the Movies: This program uses popular movie clips to educate participants about risky and unsafe partying, alcohol consumption, consent, how to avoid potentially risky situations, and resources available on and off campus.
To contact the Peer Education Program to learn more about our programs, or to request a program:
Complete a program request form online
Fill out online
When requesting a program:
- Please provide us with a minimum of 2 weeks notice.
- We do not present programs on Wednesday evenings between 9pm and 10:30pm due to our weekly meeting.
- After requesting a program, expect to receive an email response within 3 business days (with the exception of holidays and breaks) indicating that your request was received.
- You will receive a program confirmation via email within a business week (with the exception of holidays and breaks) after requesting the program unless noted otherwise by the student manager.
- Please respond to the email confirmation within 3 days indicating that everything is set for the program.