For Sexual/Relationship Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships
The University of San Diego Peer Educators are a group of undergraduate students who serve in a formal role providing education and resources to the USD community related to healthy relationships as well as sexual assault and relationship violence prevention. Peer Educators receive comprehensive training regarding healthy relationships, sexual and dating violence prevention, education, and outreach that they utilize in presenting outreaches and presentations to the USD community. Peer Educators are students deeply interested in dedicating spaces to educating students about healthy relationships, creating conversations about gender roles and socialization, and shifting cultural norms that perpetuate sexual and dating violence on campus.
Peer Educators are required to attend an initial 2-day training session at the beginning of their semester of service and will participate in on-going training and continuing education throughout the semester. The Peer Educator positions are semester-long appointments, with opportunity for extensions, and will require an average of 4-6 hours of work per week (including but not limited to administrative tasks, data entry, outreach, marketing, peer advising, peer education, peer facilitation, presenting, and tabling events). Peer Educators receive a $500 honorarium for their semester of work.
Peer Educators are a private but not confidential resource to students impacted by sexual misconduct or relationship violence. Peer Educators are considered mandated reporters upon the start of their appointment and must report any incidents of sexual misconduct or relationship violence that they learn of to a CARE Advocate. Peers take responsible steps to preserve an individual's privacy and protect the privacy of information shared with them.
Applications to serve as a Peer Educator for Fall 2017 will be available in March.
To learn more about sexual assault resources available at USD please visit the Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) website. For information on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Reporting and Response Standards and Protocols at USD, please visit the Student Conduct website.
If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual assault, exploitation, harassment, and/or partner violence, you can contact a trained CARE Advocate 24 hours a day by calling 619-260-2222 or by finding one on the CARE website.
Interested in inviting the Peer Educators to speak with your student organization, class, or other group? Please complete our presentation request form available here.
Presentation topics include: Healthy Relationships & Bystander Intervention