Become a Peer Advocate

The Peer Advocate Application for the 2018-2019 academic year is open until November 30th!

Program Description:

Peer Advocates are a group of students trained in advanced advocacy and crisis intervention skills to address the topics of sexual assault, interpersonal violence and stalking on campus. In addition to staffing George Mason University’s 24-Hour Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Phone, Advocates help to educate the community about violence prevention. Being a part of the Peer Advocate group is being a part of the charge to eradicate sexual and interpersonal violence from our campus.

Expectations:

Peer Advocate Expectations

  • Assist in staffing the Sexual Assault and IPV 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • Attend weekly in-services, 60 minutes
  • Assist with prevention and workshops around consent, interpersonal violence and health relationships
  • Volunteer at least 15 hours a semester at SSAC events related to IPV
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be in good academic standing with the University
    Must complete ongoing training (20+ hours)

Peer Advocates must be able to attend a mandatory intensive training that is scheduled based on students availability. 

Please contact Courtney Diener (cdiener@gmu.edu) with any questions about the program.