Peer Educator Program

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Are You Interested in Spreading Mental Health Awareness at Mason?

Under the supervision of the Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator of Multicultural Outreach and Prevention Services, the Peer Empowerment Program (PEP) will promote, plan, and execute programs to increase awareness of mental health issues for Mason students, faculty, and staff.

Duties of this position may include but are not limited to:

• Attend all training sessions
• Participate fully in all group meetings and events.
• Assist the Outreach and Media Specialist with social media and marketing
• Take an active role in the planning and implementation of mental health programming and tabling events throughout each semester.
• Engage in continuing education to stay up-to-date on emerging health topics and trends.
• Serve as liaisons to student organizations

Required Qualifications:

• At least a 2.75 cumulative GPA
• Enrolled at George Mason University with at least 3 credit hours
• Must be able to commit to at least two full semesters
• Ability to effectively work on a team
• Desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds
• Exhibits passion for mental health and well-being
• Commit to high ethical standards regarding boundaries, privacy, and personal conduct
• In good disciplinary standing at the university
• Comfortable with presenting in front of groups

Benefits of being a PEP Member include but are not limited to:

• Obtain valuable experience in presentation facilitation and mental health event planning
• Receive training on mental health topics
• Gain confidence and leadership skills
• Play a major role in decreasing the stigma of mental health concerns and increasing help-seeking behaviors
• Receive free Mason Gear
• Have opportunities for connection within the group

Time Commitment

Interested applicants must be able to dedicate at least 3-5 hours to the program a week. This may include meetings, workshops, diversity readings, program planning, etc.

To find out more information about this program, please contact Calena Creft at ccreft@gmu.edu.