Peer Health Advisers (PHAs) are students trained to provide support and referrals for other students with health-related concerns. These concerns can be about anything from sexual health, sleep or alcohol to nutrition or stress and mental health.
PHAs also stimulate awareness of health issues, in their colleges and dorms, and elsewhere on campus through campaigns, events and programs such as Safer Sex Jeopardy, the Sexpert Column, Test Your Mood screenings, and new programs to be designed by the PHAs.
If you are interested in applying to be a PHA next year, please download and complete the application. Return the application to Health Promotion and Prevention Services in UHS, Rooms 124 and 109, McCosh Health Center or email your application to email@example.com. Interviews will be required and will be scheduled at the end of the application period.
There will be two categories of peer advisers: advisers in-residence at the residential colleges and advisers at-large. Sophomore advisers will be in-residence; upper-class advisers will not be required to be in-residence, although they may be if they choose to live in a four-year Residential College. To maximize local affiliations and social connectedness, in-residence advisers will be matched to RCA groups. All advisers will be expected to participate in 2-3 days of training at the beginning of the fall semester. Approximately 1-hour meetings will be held bi-weekly within the Residential Colleges. PHAs will also participate in monthly continuing education sessions.