Huskers CARE Peer Educators

Huskers CARE Peer Educators are trained to raise awareness and educate fellow students about relationship issues, relationship abuse, sexual assault, stalking and harassment. The CARE Peer Educators are part of the Center for Advocacy, Response & Education (CARE), a Student Affairs unit at UNL responsible for interpersonal violence prevention and response. One of the primary responsibilities of Huskers CARE Peer Educators is to facilitate Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) training among peers.

Apply to be a Huskers CARE Peer Educator

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in a 32-hour training program. If selected, you must attend all training dates to be eligible to become a Huskers CARE Peer Educator. Trainings will be held in the month of September on Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Once you’ve successfully completed the training, you will co-facilitate a program to be certified to lead in-person programs. Upon successful completion of the training program and necessary certification, you’ll be invited to join the Peer Educator program.

Students will be paid $12/hr. during training and when giving presentations.

Eligibility

To be eligible for participation as a Peer Educator, you must:

  • Be able to attend all specified training sessions
  • Be comfortable with our mission statement
  • Be an undergraduate student in good disciplinary and academic standing with the university
  • Be of sophomore credit level or higher

Applications are not currently open. For more information on being a peer educator, please email care@unl.edu.

About the Training

By participating in the training, you will…

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of sexual and intimate partner violence, sexual and gender-based harassment, and stalking.
  • Understand the impact of these behaviors on survivors and their communities.
  • Develop facilitation skills for delivering effective and engaging educational programs for other students.
  • Learn how to respond to challenging situations and tricky subjects.

Upon successful completion of the training and certification, Huskers CARE Peer Educators will be prepared to engage with the campus community and facilitate Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) training to incoming first-year and other UNL students.

Expectations

Huskers CARE Peer Educators will...

  • Successfully complete the SARV 32-hour training and certification process
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and periodic continued educational training
  • Facilitate at least one or two SARV workshops per week (There may be an opportunity for more, depending on demand and availability.) 
  • Be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services to provide appropriate referrals
  • Serve as leaders and ambassadors of the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education’s mission and values
  • Maintain confidentiality when needed
  • Develop a learning mindset and be open to discussing information about sexual and relationship violence

Time Commitment

The total time commitment is approximately 45 hours per semester (three hours per week depending on requests for workshops and training opportunities).

If you have any questions about the training process or responsibilities, please contact Melissa Wilkerson, Interim Director of CARE, at (402) 472-3573.