Peer Education Programs

The Counseling Center offers peer education programs related to body image, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, and mental health.

Through our Peer Educator programs, undergraduate students receive training and provide programming around critical issues that affect students and the campus community. To learn more about each program and to complete an online application please visit the specific page for your program of interest.

Peer Educator General Information

What is a peer educator?

Peer educators are leaders, role models and teachers. The peer education experience gives students the chance to educate their peers about the importance of making healthy decisions, and helps them to gain public speaking skills, increase confidence, build rapport with classmates and faculty, and take on an important leadership role on campus and in the community.

There are number of workshops and events that each of the Peer Educator programs present each year. 

How do peer educators get involved on campus?

Peer educators get involved with campus outreach through classroom presentations and work with various organizations, including:

Body Image Peer Education Program (BIPE)

The BIPE Program is designed to help students become educators for the Towson community about eating disorders and to assist in improving the body image of our students. Click here for more information about BIPE and what it takes to be a BIPE peer educator.

Applying to be a body image peer educator

We are always accepting application from students who are interested in becoming a peer educator and are passionate about the topic of body image. Click here to apply!

the body project©

The Body Project is an interactive discussion group that focuses on helping women feel more positively about their bodies and helping them critique unrealistic societal ideals of beauty. Click here for more information on this group discussion series.

Alcohol and Drug Peer Education Program

What is the alcohol and drug peer education (tapp) program?

The TAPP Program strives to challenge myths and explore norms about substance use and abuse on the Towson University Campus and surrounding Towson community area. Click here for more information about TAPP and what it takes to be a TAPP peer educator.

applying to be an alcohol and drug peer educator:

We are always accepting applications from students who are interested in becoming a peer educator and are passionate about educating the Towson University campus about substance use and abuse.  Click here to apply!

Healthy Minds Peer Education Program

What is the healthy minds peer education program?

The Healthy Minds Peer Education program strives to make the Towson University campus a healthier place to be and live through the promotion of positive mental health and wellness. Click here for more information about the Healthy Minds Peer Education Program and what it takes to be a Healthy Minds Peer Educator.

Applying to be a healthy minds peer educator:

We are always accepting applications from students who are interested in becoming a peer educator and are passionate about educating the Towson University campus about positive mental health and wellness. Click here to apply!

Diverse Minds Peer Education Program

What is the Diverse Minds PEer Education Program?

The mission of Diverse Minds Peer Educators is to create a campus community that values the psychological and social wellbeing of diverse communities through ongoing effort, both in the form of education and advocacy, to promote multicultural competence, inclusion, and fairness. Click here for more information about the Diverse Minds Peer Education program.

Applying to be a Diverse Minds Peer Educator:

We are always accepting applications from students who are interested in becoming a peer educator and are passionate about creating and facilitating an ongoing dialogue with their peers about issues pertaining to the intersection of mental health and diversity. Click here to apply!

Sexual Assault Peer Education Program

The Sexual Assault Peer Education Program is now offered through the Health Center. Click here for more information about the Sexual Assault Peer Education Program. 

Contact Information

Assistant Director for Outreach and Media

Odera
 
Lilian Odera, Ph.D.
Location
Health & Counseling Center, 2nd Floor
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.