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What is Peer Education?

Peer education is a popular approach to health and wellness promotion,harnessing the power of social interaction and influence to encourage healthier choices.  Student Wellness uses evidence based strategies to maximize the potential of these groups.

Student Wellness Peer Education Philosophy

Student Wellness seeks to create social change towards a healthy and safe community that fosters student well-being and success. Acknowledging the profound impact of peer education, Student Wellness makes a conscious effort to actively engage students in peer education programming. It is the goal of Student Wellness to provide optimal instrumental support (i.e. financial assistance, material goods, or services) and informational support (i.e. advice, guidance or suggestions) for all students who want to better educate their peers on health and wellness issues.

Student Groups to Join

  • One Act Steering Committee & Peer Educators

    • Seeks to further the mission of One Act skills trainings by encouraging bystander intervention to prevent sexual and interpersonal violence

  • Healthy Heels Ambassadors

    • Serve as UNC’s key communicators of the purpose, programs, services, and messaging offered by Student Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Campus Health Services.

  • Delta Advocates

    • Trained to provide an empathetic and informed response to survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence.  They connect survivors to support and reporting resources on campus and in the community.

  • UNC Men’s Project

    • Seeks to create opportunities for male-identified students to increase men’s involvement in gender equity and violence effort.

  • Carolina Recovery Program enables students to enjoy a normal substance free collegiate experience while excelling at UNC-CH.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, would like to learn more, or would like to get involved with Student Wellness’s peer education organizations please feel free to contact studentwellness@unc.edu.