PEER EDUCATION

AIDS Peer Education
AIDS Peer Education addresses issues of HIV transmission and risk reduction, including identifying opportunities to discuss risk and promote risk reduction, and supporting the process of behavior change.  The core of the preparation is a two-course, two semester sequence for which students earn a total of six credits. As a result of being an AIDS Peer Educator, students will learn skills that will help them speak with their peers about risk reduction.

 

Meetings:

Thursday afternoons (3:50 – 5:30 pm)

One Tuesday per month (3:50-5:30 pm)

Fall/Spring weekend retreats (as described below).

 

Retreats:

Fall semester retreat is scheduled for early September at an off-campus location.

Spring semester retreats are a series of day long sessions on campus.

Diversity Peer Education
The Diversity Peer Education program will train students on how to effectively engage others, analyze situations, and bring about change in the campus context through the lens of diversity and social justice. The skills learned in this class will not just be applicable to situations related to diversity, but also will encourage students to reflect on themselves, their own experiences, and develop their interpersonal skills. In this program, diversity will be defined as differences in human social identities in the broadest sense (diversity of religion, diversity of socioeconomic class, diversity of race, diversity of sex, diversity of sexual orientation, and more). This 400-level class is sponsored through the department of Africana Studies and grants internship credit to participating students. The class is only open to those with Junior or Senior standing.

Meetings:
Spring Only
Wednesdays (11 – 12:40PM)
Spring Retreat (as described below).

Retreat:
Spring semester retreat is a one day, on-campus Saturday retreat held on February 1st.

For more information about the Diversity Peer Education program, please contact Natalie Geist at 631.632.6763 or via email: Natalie.Geist@stonybrook.edu.