Peer Educators

For Sexual/Relationship Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships

The University of San Diego Peer Educators for Sexual/Relationship Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships 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 the semester 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 preference given to those interested in at least two semesters of service. The role requires 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. Well-Being Peer Educators receive compensation for their service.

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 available and reviewed through rolling admission. Click here for the application. 

To learn more about the Well-Being Peer Education program and becoming involved, please contact the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion at (619) 260 - 4618 or

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 Office of Ethical Development and Restorative Practices.

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 for Sexual/Relationship Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships to speak with your student organization, class, or other group? Please complete our presentation request form

Presentation topics include: Healthy Relationships & Bystander Intervention