Peer Education

Peer Educators Committed to Empowering WFU Students to Make Positive Wellbeing Decisions and Live Healthy Lifestyles!

Wake Forest University P.E.E.R.S is student-led, and offers training and educational, awareness, and outreach programs in several areas that are critical wellbeing of college students. Wake Forest University P.E.E.R.S. offers four Peer Group for student involvement:

  1. Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse Prevention
  2. Nutrition and Mindful Consumption
  3. Student Education and Empowerment for Invisible Disabilities
  4. Student Mental Health Ambassadors

Peer Educator Guidelines

  • Complete 16 hours of basic training to become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator (Training to be held on December 10th and 11th, 2016 8am-6pm)
  • Attend at least one student organization workshop hosted by the Office of Student Engagement per semester
  • Commit to at least one academic year of membership
  • Participate  in a minimum of 25 hours of outreach/program activities per semester including 1) Peer Group initiated programs &  2) Office of  Wellbeing programs
  • Represent the Wake Forest University  P.E.E.R.S. well; act and dress in a professional manner when working as a peer educator
  • Attend annual booster training for returning Peer Educators

Benefits of Being a WFU Peer Educator

  • Make a difference in the health and wellbeing of the WFU community through purposeful educational and advocacy efforts
  • Become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator
  • Access to funding to host Peer Group programs
  • Opportunity to attend the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly (Peer Education) conference
  • Specialty trainings for corresponding Peer Groups including: The Body Project,  Stress Management, Healthy Relationships, Resilience & Self-compassion, and TIPS – Training for Intervention ProcedureS.
  • Access to continued education and professional development including 1) presentation and public speaking skills, 2) health promotion and wellbeing education and advocacy, 3) program development, and 4) program evaluation
  • Official WFU Peer Educator swag

If you are interested in learning more about the WFU Certified Peer Educator program, please contact