Top of Page
Skip main navigation

NSU Peer Educator Program

Through deliberate collaboration and partnership with campus stakeholders and community resources, NSU Title IX Staff has made a number of interactive workshops and training available for student, staff, and faculty consumption. Grounded in the philosophy that "everyone in the community has a role to play in ending sexual violence," the NSU Title IX Peer Educator program aims to provide an opportunity for NSU students - themselves - to brainstorm, design, and facilitate educational workshops aimed at the reduction and prevention of sexual harassment and misconduct of all types.

 ***Effective Fall 2019, the Title IX Peer Educator Program satisfies two (2) co-curricular Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL) units. *** 

 

Applications are closed. Contact TitleIX@nova.edu with any questions or concerns. 

 

The Nova Southeastern University Title IX Peer Educator Program provides current undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with a unique opportunity to positively influence campus climate and culture through the design, development, facilitation, and assessment of workshops, programs, and training aimed at awareness-raising and the prevention of sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence. 

The certified Title IX Peer Educators, execute programs to address the educational needs of the NSU community. Topics and themes of customizable programs will address:

  • the prevalence of sexual violence within the university setting;
  • the spectrum of sexual misconduct (rape culture);
  • verbal and non-verbal consent (seeking & receiving);
  • healthy relationships and safe dating practices;
  • intimate partner violence and unhealthy relationships;
  • LGBTQI+ sexual harassment;
  • workplace sexual harassment;
  • resources for supporting those affected by sexual misconduct;
  • effective bystander intervention strategies;
  • ... and many more.

Participants in the NSU Peer Educator program will be able to:

  • Utilize effective communication and facilitation skills to develop and implement effective workshops, presentations and passive programs to educate the campus community. 
  • Teach and role model bystander intervention strategies to reduce or eliminate harm to other students when circumstances present the opportunity to do so.
  • Articulate and mitigate risks and consequences associated with high-risk drug and alcohol use and non-consensual intimate activities. 
  • Provide trauma-informed support to survivors and persons affected by sexual harassment and misconduct.
  • Boast a nationally-recognized certification as a public health peer educator. 

Through rigorous and ongoing training, Peer Educators will be exposed to a content-rich curriculum aimed at developing proficiency around the following skills: 

  • oral communication and public speaking
  • drafting learning outcomes
  • content development
  • educational facilitation 
  • event planning and logistics
  • program assessment
  • conflict resolution
  • ethical decision-making 

The Peer Educator Program now satisfies two (2) co-curricular Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL) units. The purpose of experiential education is to actively engage students through relevant, ongoing experience, active learning, critical problem solving, and reflective practices.  

Those selected to serve as Peer Educators will be expected to agree to the following:

  • active enrollment at NSU with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • attendance at Peer Educator Training Weekend 
  • attendance in bi-weekly team meetings
  • participation in ongoing training opportunities
  • active involvement in planning and executing programming in alignment with national awareness campaigns 
  • ongoing assessment of educational content and delivery 

The NSU Peer Educator Program recruitment process is now closed. Recruitment will begin in Winter 2021. Please contact the NSU Title IX Team at TitleIX@nova.edu if you have an interest in supporting campus prevention initiatives in other ways. 

 

Return to top of page