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Mental Health Peer Educator Program

Each year Counseling Services seeks to hire four-seven DePauw students to be part of our Mental Health Peer Educator Program. Below is an overview of the position including roles and responsibilities of a Peer Educator. 

Specifics regarding these positions:

  • One full academic year commitment (August-May)

  • Paid opportunity (must be eligible for a work study position) for 5 hours per week (1 hour weekly meeting, 2 hours outreach prep time, 2 hours outreach)

Roles and Responsibilities of the Mental Health Peer Educator:

  • Provide outreach programming on mental health topics to the campus community. 

  • Foster personal and professional development among the MHPE Team by promoting the development of leadership skills through training, program planning and program implementation designed to reach students across a variety of backgrounds and traditions with important physical health and psycho-educational information.

  • Present or co-present several programs with or without a Counseling Services staff member and/or other Peer Educators during the academic year (i.e., fall and spring semesters).

  • Refine existing programs and/or establish new programs as decided by Counseling Services and/or the MHPE Team.

  • Learn information related to a variety of mental health concerns related to college students. 

  • Learn or improve public speaking skills and how to manage a small audience. 

  • Learn different presentation styles and ways to adjust your personal speaking style to accommodate the different demands of those presentation styles. 

  • Learn the importance of collaboration within a university environment and be able to plan and/or present programs to various university stakeholders across campus. 

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Malorie McGee at DePauw University Counseling Services @ 765-658-4268 and/or via email @ maloriemcgee@depauw.edu!