Peer Advocates

A group photo of peer advocates in spring 2017 semester

The Peer Advocate Program is a major component of Health Promotion. Created in 2004, Peer Advocates are student volunteers who have been trained to provide peer education, referral and health advocacy services to other students. Our volunteers bring a first-hand perspective to current health and social issues. Peer Advocates help develop and implement new initiatives they recognize as critical to the campus and to help others make healthy lifestyle choices. They provide workshops, discussion groups, information and materials, and someone to talk to about health and social concerns. Their actions are all in an effort to create change and an actively healthy campus community.