The REACH (Real Education About College Health) peer education internship heightens students' awareness and understanding of health issues that directly affect their lives such as cold/flu prevention, proper nutrition, benefits of physical activity, party safety tips, sexual risk reduction, the importance of sleep and more. Additionally, peer educators sharpen their communication and leadership skills while also earning four credits.
Developed in 1999, our program was the first college health initiative to use a "partner outreach" format. This means:
• Peer educators, working in pairs, engage students in their everyday environments across campus — dining halls, University Union, bus stops, recreational halls, study lounges and more.
• Rather than lecturing at students about what they should or shouldn't do, REACH educators have short, focused conversations with fellow students about a particular health topic.
REACH interns are selected through an application and interview process. Once selected, the interns are trained to be peer educators which involve learning about various college health issues. REACH interns make a one-year commitment to the program and serve approximately 5–6 hours per week. As a peer educator you will provide valuable information to your fellow students, hone your communication and leadership skills, earn academic credit and have a great time!
Talk to us
If a pair of REACH educators approaches you on campus, feel free to talk with them about your health and wellness, and don't be afraid to ask questions since all conversations are strictly confidential. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office is located in the basement of Decker Student Health Services Center (IN-119).
11 a.m. -6 p.m Monday
11 a.m. -6 p.m. Wednesday
11 a.m. -6 p.m. Friday