REACH Peer Education

REACH is Real Education About College Health

By “Real” we mean peer to peer education – as in honest, authentic, and with information that students can really use to make positive and healthy decisions. REACH Peer Educators are trained so that they can talk about issues related to the issues and topics that impact so many college students outside of the classroom. REACH is open to anyone and everyone looking to make a difference in the lives of their fellow Gulls!

HEAL (Healthy Eating and Living)

  • Eating Disorders & Body Image
  • Stress
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Suicide Prevention

HEAL works closely with the Counseling Center to organize activities and events for Suicide Prevention Week, National Mental Illness Awareness Week, Depression Screening Day, and National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

STAR (Students Teaching Alcohol Responsibility)

  • Alcohol Poisoning
  • Alcohol Responsibility
  • Drinking & Driving
  • Drug Abuse & Addiction

STAR will work closely with the Counseling Center to organize activities and events for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, National Drunk & Drugged Driving Awareness Month, as well as Safe Winter Break & Safe Spring Break Campaigns

CARES (Collegiates Advocating Respect Equality and Safety)

  • Relationship/Dating Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Health

CARES works closely with the Counseling Center to organize activities for Domestic Violence Awareness Month & Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

REACH Peer Educators can be from any major and any academic year and will have the opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Public Speaking
  • Program Planning
  • Presentation
  • Networking (both on and off campus)
  • Active listening
  • Communication
  • Referral
  • Creative Arts/Graphic Design (posters, flyers, etc)