As part of NSU’s comprehensive approach to raising awareness and preventing sexual misconduct, the NSU Title IX Team is pleased to announce the creation of the NSU Title IX Peer Educator Program. Prevention research is clear: peer educators have been shown to be more effective than college administrators and other adult health educators in establishing prosocial norms and in changing attitudes related to sexual misconduct and harassment. As you consider what leadership opportunities you might like to take on during your time at NSU, consider how you might be able to contribute to the objective of an NSU community free of sex harassment and violence.
The NSU Title IX Peer Educator Program is seeking to recruit and train a volunteer group NSU students (undergraduate and graduate) from various academic disciplines to design, deliver, and facilitate educational workshops and programs for various student populations, aimed at raising awareness around and preventing sexual harassment and misconduct within our community. Peer Educators will be provided constant opportunities to develop proficiency in the following skills: oral community, educational facilitation, program development, effective listening, conflict resolution and ethical decision-making. Peer Educators will acquire national certification through the NASPA Bacchus Initiatives and will become expert subject-matter facilitators on a variety of issues, including: the spectrum of sexual misconduct (rape culture), consent (verbal and non-verbal), healthy relationships, safe dating, and effective bystander intervention.
To be considered for the NSU Title IX Peer Educator Program, you need only complete the application, found here, before the Nov. 21, 2018 deadline. You may also copy the following URL into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/NSUTIXPeerEd.
Please note that the following will be considered in review of all applicants’ materials:
- Applicant must be currently enrolled at NSU
- Applicant must intend to be enrolled through December 2019
- Applicant must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5
- Applicant must commit to bi-weekly team meetings
- Applicant must be available to attend Peer Educator Training Weekend (tentatively Jan. 18-20)
- Applicant must be available to deliver Title IX education workshops upon request
- Applicant must commit to active involvement in the planning and execution of Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming (April 2019)