Health Services

STARS Peer Educators

STARS stands for “Students Teaching and Advocating for Responsible Self-growth.” The University of the Incarnate Word’s Health Services and Counseling Departments sponsors the STARS. Our group of peer educators assists these departments with health and wellness programs throughout the year such as our annual NCAAW’s “Sober Roads” drug and alcohol abuse prevention program, Great American Smokeout, World Aids Day, Blood Drives, and the annual Wellness Fair. The STARS are also part of the “Texans Standing Tall” grant received from the Governor’s Office and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

One of the STARS main concerns is to show college students that making healthy choices is the true norm and that they can begin changing theirs peers’ perceptions about current health issues and what is really happening on the college campus.

Why would you become involved in the Peer Educator Program?

  • To be involved in the UIW community in a meaningful way.
  • Earn community service hours.
  • Apply the theories you learn in class to real life.
  • Gain valuable life skills that will help you in the future.
  • Have experience to list on your resume and improve you chance of getting the job you want.
  • Learn skills for personal growth and development.
  • Be involved with interesting people.
  • Use your gifts and talents to help fellow students.

What are the Requirements?

  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled as a student at UIW
  • Willing to be involved with the concerns of other students
  • The ability to commit 3 – 5 hours per week for the academic year
  • Previous Leadership experience helpful

ALL MAJORS ARE NEEDED FOR THE ROLE OF PEER EDUCATORS

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION, ONCE COMPLETED RETURN IT TO HEALTH SERVICES: STARSapplication1

For more information contact:

Marveen Mahon, BSN, RN – 805-3549
Dr. Keith Tucker - 829-3129


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