Become a certified peer educator

Become a member of CHEC!  

Our College Health Education Club (CHEC) is a group of students interested in teaching their peers about college health issues.  CHEC members are Certified Peer Educators through the BACCHUS national network.  Health Promotion pays for training and certification.  In return, CHEC helps with responding to the Ask the Health Nuts online health advice column as well as other health education activities throughout the year. CHEC Peer Educators also give presentations on a variety of health topics; some of these presentations include "Creepy or Cute", "Sexology", and "The Buzz".  CHEC is also available to provide short presentations about safer sex and proper barrier use.   They also assist with health events, including Sex Fest, Safe Spring Break Week, and Wellness Wednesdays. 

To become a member of CHEC you must:

  • Complete an application and return it to Megan Anderson, Dietitian/Health Educator, in the Health Promotion office
  • Complete the two-day training which allows you to become a Certified Peer Educator. The Fall 2016 training will be held on September 16th and 17th.  
  • Attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Commit to volunteer 10 hours per semester
What you get out of it:
  • FREE training
  • Resume builder
  • Meet other students interested in health
  • Certification through the BACCHUS network
  • Great experience for a career in health professions

If you would like to join CHEC, please complete the application and return it to the Health Promotion Office by September 9th, 2016 (the sooner, the better!)