Becoming a Peer Leader
Apply to our program in the fall semester. You'll go through an application and interview process, and you'll be notified if you've been accepted before spring semester.
Recruitment runs every Fall semester. Check back in September to complete our Fall application.
If accepted into the program, you'll take a three-credit hour class in the spring semester.
This class will give you the training you'll need to be a Changing Carolina Peer Leader. At the end, you'll be able to facilitate educational presentations and plan campus-wide events and initiatives.
What Peer Leaders Do
Changing Carolina Peer Leaders give presentations and organize initiatives and events across campus. They're involved in a wide variety of health topics that are important to their peers, including:
- Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Body Image and Eating disorders
- Stress Management
- Suicide Prevention
- Sexual Health
- Healthy Relationships
- Interpersonal Violence Prevention
- Tobacco Treatment
We are a member group of the national peer education student organization BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA.
Special Interest Groups
Leaders can specialize their training by joining one of the following groups:
- General Wellness
- Mental Health
- Sex and Relationships
- Get Yourself Talking Campaign
- Body Project Sessions
- Curbside Wellness Fair
- Stroll Out Stigma Event
- National Depression Screening Events
- De-Stress Fest Tables
- Sex Positive Events
- Carolina Beautiful Initiatives
- Healthy Carolina Farmer Market Tables
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities
- Stalking Awareness Month Activities
- Healthy Gamecocks
- Eustress, De-Stress, We All Stress
- Take the Risky Out of Frisky
- Healthy Relationships, Communication, and Consent Made Easy
- Stand-up Carolina