Jacksonville State University students can earn course credit for completing the Peer Educator program. The aim of this course is to provide students with social, organizational, and leadership skills as it relates to becoming and effective peer leader through volunteer associations, on-campus and in the local community. The course includes:
- Classroom lectures and exercises that emphasize core skills needed for for student leaders to become effective peer educators on the subject of substance abuse and related issues, coupled with specific information on issues students might encounter as peer educators
- Guest speakers will be a part of the classroom lectures to give peer educators personal insight into issues that effect the community and themselves as a whole, and
An experiential experience in which students will be required to engage in some type of peer education or other approved volunteer experience
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Educator, contact Counseling Services at (256) 782-5475.