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Apply to be a Vandy Sex Ed Peer Educator!

Posted by bridget.copes@vanderbilt.edu on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Fancy yourself the next Dr. Ruth? Want to contribute to the health of your community?

Apply to be a Vandy Sex Ed peer educator!

Undergraduate students interested in becoming Vandy Sex Ed peer educators should apply
via Anchorlink: http://tinyurl.com/np8cxssThose selected for an interview will have a 
 20-minute interview on April 8th, 9th, or 10th.  


Program Information

Vandy Sex Ed Peer Education Program Vision: Our vision for the Sexual Health Peer Education Program is to arm peer educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to help both themselves and their peers make healthy and informed decisions around sex and sexuality.

Vandy Sex Ed Peer Educator core values:

  • Human Development: human development is characterized by the interrelationship between physical, emotional, social, intellectual and for some spiritual growth
  • Relationships: relationships of all kinds play a central role throughout our lives
  • Personal Skills: healthy sexuality requires the continued development and use of specific personal and interpersonal skills
  • Sexual Behavior: sexuality is a central part of being human, and individuals express their sexuality in a myriad of ways
  • Sexual Health: the promotion of sexual health requires medically accurate and evidenced based  information that encourages healthy sexuality
  • Society and Culture: society and cultural environments shape the way individuals learn about and express sexuality


Vandy Sex Ed Peer Educator will be expected to:

  • Attend a two-day training in September (tentative dates: 9/6 and 9/7)
  • Attend weekly meetings throughout the 2014/2015 academic year. Approximately half of these meetings will be “Deeper Learning Sessions” designed to increase skills and knowledge related to sexuality; others will be used for planning, decision-making, and other business
  • Record weekly “contact” hours made with individuals. Examples could include helping someone on your floor connect with a sexuality resource, providing clarifying information to someone who gives incorrect sexual health information, etc.;
  • Facilitate a minimum number of programs throughout the year:
    • New peer educators will facilitate a minimum of two Let’s Talk About Sex Vandy programs during the Spring of 2015
    • Returning peer educators will help facilitate the fall training, as well as facilitate two Let’s Talk About Sex, Vandy programs during the academic year
  • Actively serve on a Vandy Sex Ed committee
  • Support and foster a culture of healthy sexuality (that sexuality is a central part of being human, and individuals express their sexuality in a variety of ways) within the Vanderbilt community
  • Provide the Vanderbilt community with medically-accurate sexual health information and be educated and informed around current sexual health issues

For more information, contact bridget.copes@vanderbilt.edu

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