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

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)

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