Certified Peer Educators
  • Who are Certified Peer Educators? 

    Certified Peer Educators are a diverse group of students who are trained to teach fellow students about pertinent health issues in a positive, interactive and nonjudgmental manner. Topics range from alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, nutrition/body image/eating disorders, sexual assault prevention and education, stress management and more. By participating the Certified Peer Educator program, you will acquire skills that will aid in your personal, academic and professional development.

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    Become a Certified Peer Educator

    Peer educator applications are open for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

    Interested students in their second or third year at Capital are interviewed and selected in the fall and spring semesters for service during the following fall and spring semesters. Previous relevant coursework and work or volunteer experience is helpful but not necessary.  

    Certified Peer Educators must complete the CPE training program, which is a comprehensive, 12-hour formal training to empower students to educate, confront, listen to, and help their peers make healthy lifestyle choices. Training will be led by Center for Health and Wellness staff and will take place on campus during fall 2014.


    The CHOICES (Choosing Health Options in the College Environment Safely) program aims to provide fact based information about alcohol and drug use so that students are prepared to make informed decisions that can reduce harmful consequences for themselves and others. Peer educators present interactive workshops to classes, residence halls, Greek life organizations, and other campus groups. Topics covered include the effects of alcohol and other drugs (specifically marijuana and prescription drug use), warning signs of problematic drinking, guidelines for responsible drinking, and most importantly, alcohol poisoning identification and response.