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The Be Wise peer education team within the Office of Health Promotion in the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience is recruiting new peer educators for the 2017-2018 academic year. As peer educators, students work with the Office of Health Promotion to provide educational presentations and outreach to increase awareness about alcohol use and alcohol poisoning.

“The creation of the Be Wise peer education program several years ago really expanded the depth of the Be Wise campaign, allowing trained peers to provide educational programs for classes and student organizations,” says Katelyn Cowen, director of the Office of Health Promotion. “The peer educators utilize their experience as students and their training on substance use to share information and strategies that students can really connect to and understand.”

New members are accepted on an ongoing basis. If students are interested in joining, they are welcome to attend Be Wise peer educator meetings on Fridays from 3-4 p.m. in the Office of Health Promotion conference room in the lower level of 111 Waverly Ave, suite 006.

For more information about the Be Wise peer educator program, email healthpromotion@syr.edu.