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RPE: Relationship Peer Educators

Relationship Peer Educators (RPE) educate and encourage students to examine important issues around intimate relationships, sexual responsibility, the differences and similarities among men and women, the development of healthy and unhealthy relationships, and the factors surrounding, influences on, and prevention of sexual assault. The predominant aim of the program is to facilitate primary prevention (i.e., promotion of healthy behaviors and attitudes and reduction of the likelihood of new problems) by increasing community awareness of and individual responsibility to sensitive interpersonal issues.

The RPE members receive specialized training to educate the campus community on issues of sexual assault and misconduct, consent, and other forms of interpersonal violence.  As a peer education group, RPE members do not engage in peer counseling.



Interested in being a Relationship Peer Educator? 

Complete an application and return it to Hogan 207, or to

by Friday, November 8, 2019

Interviewing begins on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Selection is Competitive 


We encourage you to attend an RPE Information Session:

Wednesday, November 6 in Hogan 402 @ 6 pm 

Thursday, November 7 in Hogan 320 @ 7 pm


Beginning in the spring semester of 2020, the RPE Program will be coordinated by the Office of Wellness Programming, and mandatory training will take place from Wednesday, January 15 through Monday, January 20.  Eligible applicants are current first-year, sophmore, and junior students, and a consecutive two-semester commitment is required.  Students currently abroad or away from campus may apply, as long as they plan to be back on campus in both the spring and fall of 2020. 


All correspondence, completed application and questions should be directed to Matt Elliott at