AOD Peer Education
Peer educators promote the AOD mission of safe and responsible choices for the GVSU student body. They receive ongoing professional development on topics relevant to their needs, the needs of the AOD office, and the needs of the larger student body. Among other areas, they are trained in intervention strategies, listening skills, programming and presentation skills, multiculturalism, self-care, campus resources, and appropriate boundaries.
For more information contact the AOD office at (616) 331-3266 or [email protected]
Peer Education Activities
Provide Outreach Programming: Educational and informational seminars can be provided to student groups and organizations. Interested in having our peer educators come to a meeting or event? Please fill out our outreach request form
Participate in National Screening Day Efforts: In conjunction with the University Counseling Center, the AOD peer educators assist counseling staff with mental health screening, including Alcohol, Eating Disorder, and Depression. These events aim to increase student awareness of mental health concerns and available campus services.
Represent AOD: Peer educators provide information about AOD and the UCC at campus-wide events.
Invite Peer Educators to your event
If you would like one of our peer educators to table your event (i.e. a peer ed will set up a table with AOD information and will answer any questions regarding the Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, during the duration of your event) please fill out the tabling request form and specify your interest in peer educators.