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Saluki Certified Peer Education

Calling SIU Undergraduate Students!

Are you interested in making a difference on campus? Have a passion for the health and well-being of others? Apply to be a Saluki Certified Peer Educator for Wellness and Health Promotion Services! As a Saluki C.P.E., you will work with fellow students to promote well-being, educate others and prevent harm on SIUC’s campus.

Students who join the Saluki Certified Peer Education Program will receive a national certification from the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

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.

Salukis on Your Side

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.

How do I become a Saluki C.P.E.?

  • Complete the application.
  • Meet with the Saluki C.P.E. supervisor to discuss your interest area and expectations.
  • Attend mandatory trainings and meetings.

Saluki C.P.E. Application