Saluki Certified Peer Education
What is a Peer Educator?
Certified Peer Educators (C.P.E.’s) are students who are dedicated to providing wellness and health education programming to Southern Illinois University’s campus. They use a peer-to-peer approach to help educate their fellow students on health behaviors that can reduce risk and promote positive outcomes.
There is a one year commitment required for the program. After one year, students may commit on a semester by semester basis.
What do I do as a Saluki C.P.E.?
- Assist in developing health education programs.
- Participate in health related events and outreach - such as health fairs, awareness events, conferences, etc.
- Promote and staff the Dawg Lounge.
- Present to peers on bystander intervention and other general workshops for classrooms, housing, student organizations, etc.
Why Become a C.P.E.?
- Develop skills in leadership, community outreach, and teamwork.
- Enhanced skills in communication, public speaking and networking.
- Receive a national certification in peer education through NASPA- strong resume builder.
- Opportunities for career-development.