Mission

Our mission is to actively ENGAGE students to consider important issues related to their health and wellness by presenting factual, relevant information that encourages them to honestly, realistically, and thoroughly reflect on their lifestyle and to help them make free and healthy choices.

As peers who care about the health and well-being of others in the community, we strive to educate students using four guiding principles (FIRE):

  1. FREEDOM: We respect the fact that each person has the inherent freedom to choose and make decisions for themselves.
  2. INFORMATION: We present information that is factual and relevant, and influences students to think critically about their choices as well as possibly chanllenge their beliefs.
  3. REFLECT: Through discussion and dialogue, students are asked to honestly, realistically, and thoroughly reflect on their values, on what actions will protect what they value, and to choose actions that are an accurate reflection of their values.
  4. ENGAGE: We strive to engage students in the learning process, helping them to see the relevance and the importance of the choices they are currently making in their lives.

HAWKS statement on Bias 

“In light of acts of racism on our campus, HAWKS Peer Health Educators condemn racist and discriminatory behavior in our Miami community. 

We believe the tenets of Love and Honor require us to act in ways that respect all persons and foster a safe and inclusive campus environment.

We believe that students working with students is essential to changing campus culture. We are committed to positively contributing to the discourse and ongoing conversations about race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and our additional identities through our initiatives, programs, and work with students.”