Description of Program: The CHOICES Peer Educator (Choosing Health Options in the College Environment Safely) program aims to provide fact based information about alcohol and drug use so that students are prepared to make informed decisions that can reduce harmful consequences for themselves and others. Peer educators present interactive workshops to classes, residence halls, Greek life organizations, and other campus groups. Topics covered include the effects of alcohol and other drugs (specifically marijuana and prescription drug use), warning signs of problematic drinking, guidelines for responsible drinking, and most importantly, alcohol poisoning identification and response.
Training: Training is generally scheduled the week before classes begin from 9am-5pm daily. Ongoing supervision and training is integrated into the program. Attendance of all training sessions is mandatory for the program.
Commitment: Peer Educators earn 3 credits for a one year commitment. The CHOICES peer educator group meets weekly (attendance is mandatory) for 1 hour. Including the meeting time and presentations, a CHOICES Peer Educator can expect to work an average of 3 - 5 hours each week.
Prerequisites: Previous relevant coursework and work or volunteer experience is helpful but not necessary. You must be available to attend training as well as weekly team meetings during the semester.
Application procedure: Applications are closed for the 2013-14 academic year.
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