Relationship Peer Educators

Relationship Peer Educators (RPEs) 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.