VOICE Peer Educators are diverse and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students at Georgia Tech who complete a semester of training to prepare them to be leaders on campus in educating their peers about topics such as consent, sexual violence prevention, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and survivor support. VOICE Peer Educators promote culture change by engaging in conversations with their respective communities, uplifting survivors, and challenging norms that reinforce rape culture.
- Attend an initial mandatory training retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on either Saturday, September 17 or Sunday, September 25.
- Attend mandatory retreat part 2 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. on Monday October 10.
- Attend weekly meetings on Mondays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
- Commit to approximately 3-5 hours per week to the program .
- Give a minimum of 2 presentations per semester.
- Volunteer at a minimum of 2 events per semester for at least one hour.
- Serve as a role model to their peers.
- Effectively refer students to campus resources related to sexual violence and survivor support.
- Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of VOICE Sexual Violence prevention programs and outreach events.
- Utilize effective listening skills in working with students and effectively respond to peers
- Demonstrate and teach effective bystander intervention skills.
- Contribute to strategic planning and team development of the peer educator group.
- Participate in leadership and professional development opportunities.
- Gain experience as a group facilitator and educator.
- Obtain experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating health programs.
- Develop valuable communication, presentation, and project management skills.
- Gain knowledge and training on current sexual violence prevention topics affecting college students.
- Receive mentorship and training from health professionals.