The Sarah Lawrence College Peer Health Educator Program is a comprehensive, 8-hour training provided by SLC’s Health & Wellness Center. The program is designed to empower students with the core training to educate, intervene, listen to, and help their peers make healthy lifestyle choices. The training will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan programming and educational events on campus, as well as to educate members of the campus community on options to improve their health. After successfully completing the training, students will be Certified Peer Educators (CPE).


The 2023 training will occur over the course of a few days. Interested parties need to attend these sessions in order to participate in the PHE program. Once training is complete and students have taken and passed a short PHE certification exam, they will be able to officially participate in creating and facilitating programming on campus working with the Health & Wellness Center. PHEs will also be expected to make a one-year commitment, meet monthly, and participate in at least 2 programming events during the academic year


Peer Health Educators (PHE) Requirements:

1 year commitment

Attend 8 hours of PHE Training (see dates below)

Pass the PHE Certification Exam

Attend monthly PHE meetings

Support at least one project in partnership with the Health & Wellness Center

Develop one project independently or with a group to implement during the academic year

Remain in good academic standing at the College


Training Sessions (attendance required):

Sept 19th, Sept 26th and Oct 3rd ; 12:45 - 3:15pm (Swinford 200) 


Application deadline is Sept. 8th:

After reviewing the expectations and requirements, students who wish to apply to the Peer Health Educator Program must complete the application (link is below) and submit it to the Peer Health Educator Program email address ( by Sept. 8th, 2023. Please note in the subject line: Application for PHE program.

You will be informed of the outcome of your application by Sept. 15th.


The deadline has passed for the application process. Thank you for our interest and we hope you will be able to apply next year.

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