The Peer Educators…
- are a group of URI students who are trained to facilitate, educate and advocate on the URI campus regarding issues related to stalking, sexual and relationship violence.
- seek to make the URI community a safe, healthy environment by advocating for healthy relationships, encouraging bystander intervention and educating about the culture we live in, which perpetuates stalking, relationship and sexual violence.
Additionally, via either visiting the Peer Educator Office located at the Women’s Center or utilizing the anonymous Chat , staffed by members and professional staff, ,the organization is dedicated to helping victims, survivors, and secondary victims of sexual assault, domestic and relationship violence, and stalking obtain information and resources, as well as engaging and empowering bystanders.
Students involved in the Peer Educator Program have an active leadership role, gain in depth knowledge about interpersonal violence, develop public speaking, group facilitation and communication skills and commit to advocating for this important social justice issue utilizing the latest developments in the anti-violence movement.