HAWKS Peer Health Educators

What are Peer Health Educators?

Peer Education is students learning from other students. Peer Health Educators are students who provide information, promote discussion and reflection, and strive to educate by engaging students in the learning process. HAWKS Peer Health Educators are dedicated student leaders who combine their specialized training in health education and wellness with a desire to make a difference on campus. HAWKS work toward the goal of helping students develop the tools needed for making informed choices, achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and functioning more effectively with others and in groups.

What can Peer Health Educators provide?

The HAWKS Peer Health Educators present programs on a variety of requested health related topics to student groups, residence halls, and academic classes (see Programs). Alcohol is a pervasive issue on college campuses and our programs addressing healthy lifestyles, sexual decision making, and bystander intervention include a component addressing the impact of alcohol use, how to determine what is low risk, and how to get help for a yourself or a friend.

Peer Health Education is ideal for:

  •    RAs or academic classes looking for interesting programs;
  •    Chapter officers in need of ideas and presentations for training or programming;
  •    Student organizations or other groups looking for an event co-sponsor.

Campus Programs and Campaigns

HAWKS Peer Health Educators sponsor campus programs and awareness campaigns in conjunction with campus and community partners throughout the year. Topic examples include:

  • NCAAW (National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week)Banner sheet sign hanging between two trees on academic quad. Banner Reads Just Call. 911 Oxford Police Department. MUPD 513-529-2222. Good Samaritan Policy.
  • Just Call Campaign  
  • Campus Safety Awareness
  • Stress Awareness
  • World AIDS Day
  • Hand Washing/Flu Prevention
  • Great American Smoke Out
  • Safe Spring Break Campaign
  • Love Your Body Day
  • Calcium Counts and Nutrition Month
  • Bone Marrow Donor Program

If your office or organization is interested in collaborating on a health and wellness topic, please contact:

Rebecca Baudry Young, baudryrm@MiamiOH.edu, 513-529-3438 or
Leslie Haxby McNeill, mcneillh@MiamiOH.edu, 513-529-5047