The MU Student Wellness Advocates are proud members of
ADAPT/PAWS Peer Educators
Peer educators are a group of students volunteer to educate students and community members on a variety of wellness issues ranging from alcohol and drug issues to stress management, healthy eating, eating disorders, exercise, self esteem, body image, stress reduction, tobacco, and more. Every year, the ADAPT/PAWS peer educators present over 150 educational programs to more than 5000 students. Students meet weekly and go through extensive training. In order to become a peer educator, students go through an application and interview process.
PASS (Peers Advocating Smoke-free Solutions)
PASS is a peer education group that focuses on tobacco prevention, education and cessation on our campus and in the community through advocacy and policy change. The group is comprised of students who are interested in contributing to clean air on campus and student wellness. This group was instrumental in Columbia bars/restaurants becoming smoke-free in 2007 and in Mizzou's efforts to become a smoke-free campus. Throughout the year, PASS participates in many activities on campus and in the community, including:
- Annual "Kiss Me, I'm a Non-Smoker" student services wellness fair
- Outreach and education on tobacco issues in the local high schools
- An annual event in November to promote quitting as part of the Great American Smokeout
- Attending/presenting on relevant tobacco issues at regional and national peer education conferences
GAMMA is composed of greek students who are interested in issues related to responsible alcohol use. Representatives of fraternities and sororities volunteer to help plan events and services for their fellow greek students.
Service Learning Internships
Each semester students volunteer 5 to 10 hours per week in the Wellness Resource Center while receiving academic credit from their departments. These students typically are from health related majors such as Nutrition, Nursing, Public Health, Family Studies, Respiratory Therapy, etc. Contact your professors to see if you can get credit for volunteering and gain valuable and experience. Interested interns must submit a cover letter and resume to Kim Dude, Director of the Wellness Resource Center, at email@example.com.For more information about Peer Education and educational opportunities, please contact Brittney Vigna at firstname.lastname@example.org.