Peer Health Educator

"I am a part of peer health because I think it is important to bring education to our campus on difficult issues such as alcohol awareness, mental health, and sexual assault. I have learned a lot of valuable information that will be useful beyond my time at Lasell, and I hope that through our programs we can raise awareness and ultimately make our campus a better place." -Sara Roberts

"I chose to be a part of Peer Health because I wanted to be able to help and influence others. Knowing that you can have a lasting impact on someone by doing something that you're passionate about is an awesome feeling. I love everything about Peer Health. Peer Health is the ideal balance between education and fun." -Meghan Urso 

What is it?
The Peer Health Educators are Lasell College undergraduate students who raise awareness about real Lasell College issues such as: Alcohol Awareness, Developing Healthy Relationships, Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, and Mental Health. The Peer Health Educators learn about how these issues affect college students, and how they can support their peers. Peer Health Educators coordinate health events, theme days, discussion groups, interactive programs, and are seen as a bridge between the members of the Lasell College student body and important offices and services here at the College.

Peer Health EducatorsWho is eligible?
Any Lasell student who is a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more credits) in good academic standing in good standing with the College’s conduct system, and able to commit 1-2 hours per week.

What would I do, exactly?

  • Be a committed member of the Peer Health Educators program
  • Be willing to promote events, raise awareness about health-related issues, and be a leader and role model on campus
  • Attend weekly meetings, and pertinent trainings and workshops
  • Commit an average of 1-2 hours per week (with hours increasing during the delivery of events, and decreasing during exam periods)
  • Learn about all Program- specific information and materials, and be prepared to share that information with others
  • Participate in Program assessments/evaluations, as appropriate
  • Recruit other Peer Health Educators into the Program
  • Participate in and organize special events sponsored by the Health Education Office
  • Be culturally competent and open to diversity in all areas

What will I learn?
Students will learn about health education topics including alcohol and drugs, sexual assault, domestic violence, mental health, sexual health, and more. Students will learn about resources on campus to assist students who may be struggling. Students will learn skills to appropriately and effectively respond to students who are dealing with a sexual assault, domestic violence, concerns about alcohol or drugs, mental health, and they will learn where to refer their peers for additional help.

Peer Health Educator positions are unpaid.

Recruitment Schedules:
To apply please contact Allison Whitcomb. Applications are accepted at the beginning of each semester.

Contact Information:
Allicson Whitcomb
awhitcomb@lasell.edu
Health Educator and Clinical Counselor
18 Maple Terrace Room 0
Phone: 617-243-2334
Website: http://www.lasell.edu/campus-life/health-and-wellness/health-education/peer-health-education.html
Facebook: https://facebook.com/LasellCollegePeerHeathEucators