This group of trained students are passionate about empowering their peers to find balance in their wellness and promote wellness initiatives on campus. The peer education program focuses on the 5 dimensions of wellness, supports others in responsible decision making, and role models the Bishop Way to encourage campus-wide change for wellness and prevention.

The Bishop Way is launching its peer education program. This peer educator program is a paid position and requires no previous experience; all students selected will receive training in the form of a .25 credit hour course. We are looking for students interested in advancing wellness for the OWU community! If you have any questions, please email

The Bishop Way is not currently accepting applications for Peer Educators.

Peer Educator Requirements

  • Interest in promoting wellness education and prevention programming for the Ohio Wesleyan community
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Must be in good standing with the Office of Student Integrity and Community Standards
  • Particiapte in Bishop Way Peer Educator training course (.25 Credit Hours)

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate prevention education workshops and presentations
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute Bishop Way signature programs
  • Create social norming marketing and other Bishop Way advertising materials to educate and inform the OWU community about Bishop Way programs and resources 
  • Attend various training sessions to gain knowledge to share with OWU community (Mental Health First Aid, QPR, CHOICES, One Love, etc.)


  • Commit to at least 2 semesters as a Bishop Way Peer Educator 
  • Commit to working 5 hours/week during academic semesters 
  • Show up on time and prepared to participate in programs, presentations, and meetings 
  • Represent the Bishop Way program in a professional and enthusiastic way 
  • Take initiative to research and further improve skills and knowledge related to prevention education on college campuses
  • Assist in formal and informal ways to advertise upcoming events and programs

Why Become a Peer Educator?

  • Gain knowledge on a variety of health topics relevant to college students, which may include mental health, sleep, substance use, healthy sexuality, hazing, etc.
  • Paid student postion to serve as a role model for your peers and advance wellness at Ohio Wesleyan. 
  • Gain transferable skills and experiences to utilize in future employment opportunities. It includes the following but is not limited to: 
    • Presentation skills/public speaking
    • Group facilitation
    • Planning/implementing programs
    • Helping skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Research skills
    • Assessment skills
    • Collaboration/relationship building skills
    • Leadership skills
  • Participate in additional professional development  opportunities (special workshops with career services, Strengths, etc.)
  • Experience for related majors, career fields, and/or graduate programs: Public Health, Social Work, Human & Health Services, Education/ Health Education, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Health and Human Kinetics, Social Media & Marketing, Health Promotion, Social Justice, Women and Gender Studies, Pre-Health, and more!
  • Network with faculty, staff, & community partners

Signature Bishop Way Programs

  • Bishop Way Orientation Presentation
  • Healthy Relationship and Sexual Wellness Programming
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Take Back the Night
  • International Recovery Day
  • Wellness Week
  • Safe Spring Break
  • Hazing Education
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month