Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Peer Educators gain professional development by practicing skills of leadership, public speaking, and networking while also serving their community. Presentation topics include sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as well as bystander intervention, consent, and resource referral.
To apply for this volunteer opportunity please fill out the application below. Students may be selected each semester to begin the program the following semester. Applicants will receive an interview, and if selected, will complete training.
Prevention Peer Educators will serve for at least one full semester
Complete full training provided by the PEACE team
Provide training and programs across campus on topics of gender-based violence
Attend weekly individual meetings as well as all scheduled group meetings
Additional responsibilites may be determined based on need and Prevention Peer Educator interest.