Lamar University Peer Education was founded on the belief that students can be highly effective in educating their peers and in influencing their attitudes and beliefs, especially concerning health related issues. Peer Educators will develop and present educational programs to the campus community on a variety of topics such as alcohol awareness, substance abuse, sexual responsibility, STDs, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and other relevant topics for Lamar University students.
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Current full-time Lamar University or LIT student enrolled in classes
- Maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, for each semester of participation
- Possesses strong verbal skills and interest in educating peers
- Able to work with individuals and groups in a leadership capacity
- Ability to openly discuss health related sensitive issues, in a non-judgmental way
- Proficient in PowerPoint, Publisher and other computer programs necessary to create Health Education programs.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Attend and actively participate in training sessions, including:
- Complete 12-hour Certified Peer Education training with a certifying exam score of 80%.
- Weekly training at Student Health Center
- Leadership Conference
Develop and implement Healthy Cards programming on campus to raise awareness and promote discussion, including:
- Promoting Healthy Cards throughout campus
- Establishing relationships with other student organizations on campus to provide programming and presentations to these organizations or in connection with these organizations
- Deliver Healthy Cards presentations to students groups
- Assisting with additional program duties as assigned