Peer education has long been a part of the fabric of the Division of Student Affairs. Stemming from the belief that students turn to their own peers as a source of information, Holy Cross has tried to maximize the service that peers can offer to each other by providing training to various peer education groups on campus.
Trained peer educators can be credible sources of information, and can serve as role models to their fellow students. They can offer programs to students that can be open, honest and interactive. Studies also suggest that being a peer educator can provide great benefits to the students who act in this capacity.
In addition to Students for Responsible Choices (SRC's) which are advised through Student Wellness Education, Holy Cross also has peer educators who provide programs and referrals for students in the following areas: Relationship Peer Educators (RPEs), Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE), Student Health Awareness Peer Educators (SHAPE), Disability Rights, Education, Activism and Mentoring Peer Educators (DREAM) and Multicultural Peer Educators (MPEs).