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 email@example.com.
Apply to be a Bishop Way Peer Educator
We are currently accepting applications for Bishop Way Peer Educators for the 2023-2024 academic year!
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)
- 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