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The PEERs (Prevent, Educate, Empower, Refer)

The PEERs (Prevent, Educate, Empower, Refer) are paid student peer educators that Prevent harms, Educate about holistic health and well-being, Empower our community, and Refer students to campus resources. They are trained in the fundamentals of public health as it relates to the following topic areas: substance use, sexual citizenship, and health promotion.

PEERs promote an integrated model of health and well-being that recognizes these topics do not exist within a vacuum of one another.  They are educators who can speak to the nuances of where topics overlap and diverge and how they directly relate to the student experience.

You’ll see PEERs facilitating workshops and programming throughout various campus communities and within neighborhoods. You may also find them tabling during national awareness weeks. Don’t forget to follow their social media accounts for weekly health tips and resources.

The application for 2021-2022 PEERs is now closed.

Please feel free to reach out to Natalie Thomas ( and Carley Flanery ( with questions.

The PEERs program is a collaboration between the Office of Substance Use Programs Education and Resources (SUPER) and the SHARE Education Team, with support from Well-being at Stanford.