Do YOU want to play a role in improving the overall health and well-being of your fellow NDSU students? Within Health Promotion, we have a variety of programs and opportunities that allow you to make your mark! In fact, we are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for peer educators! Joining any one of our 3 peer education groups will allow you to gain knowledge, develop leadership and critical thinking skills, expand your social network, gain experience in program planning, and build you resume. Take a look below to see what peaks your interest!
This Student Wellness Peer Education Program functions as an extension of Health and Wellness Promotion within NDSU Student Health Service. This volunteer position, beginning Fall 2019 for one academic year, is for students who are interested in educating themselves and their peers about relevant health and wellness topics for the NDSU campus with an emphasis on substance use and mental health. This program provides an opportunity to serve as a role model and leader to fellow students and encourage others to make responsible and healthy lifestyle choices.
Be a Healthy Herd Champion
Healthy Herd Champion Application
The Body Project is a dissonance-based body-acceptance program designed to help college-age women resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance ideal standard of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of unrealistic bodies. Trained peer leaders facilitate conversation related to personal experiences with body image, discuss how culture and society impact the way you feel about your own body, and challenge “Negative Body Talk” while learning how to respond. The Body Project is not a support group for those with disordered eating concerns, but rather a space to learn about positive body image and to feel empowered and confident in your own skin!
Be a Body Project Peer Leader
Body Project Peer Leader Application
*If you have had an eating disorder in the past, we ask that you wait to participate in this program until 2 years post-recovery.
One amazing way to get involved in supporting survivors and preventing violence on campus is to join the Violence Prevention Educators! VPEs are current NDSU students who volunteer their time to work with the campus community on awareness and prevention of power-based personal violence with a focus on sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. VPEs attend regular training to be able to lead conversations on consent, healthy relationships, and sexual assault to name a few. VPEs are also instrumental in implementing campus wide events like Take Back the Night and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Be a Violence Prevention Educator
Violence Prevention Educator Application