Become a SUPE!

The Substance Use Peer Educators (SUPE) at George Mason University is now a Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Program by BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA!  The Certified Peer Educator (CPE) training helps peer educators to develop leadership skills to be able to create and implement wellness campus programs.
The SUPE group is focused on creating an effective peer network that promotes safer substance use behaviors by students and works to positively change the campus environment and culture through outreach and education.

The SUPE Team is committed to:

  • Reducing substance-related negative consequences and creating a healthier and safer college environment
  • Educating students through outreach and prevention events, classroom presentations and media campaigns

Program Values

  • Harm Reduction
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Respect, empowerment, and inclusion
  • Self and community care

Required Qualifications

  • 2.5 or above cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled at George Mason University or in the NOVA Advance Program
  • Availability for a mandatory weekly meeting (TBD, usually Wednesdays 12-1pm)
  • Availability for mandatory training (Two buisness days before first day of classes, early move-in provided)
  • Previous experience with presenting, facilitation and/or leadership development or desire to learn more in this area

Benefits of Becoming a SUPE

  • Be a part of a connected and supported group of student leaders at GMU
  • Become a certified peer educator with NASPA
  • Have the opportunity to go to regional and local conferences and learn & build friendships with peers from across the country
  • Get free Mason and SUPE swag & spirit gear
  • Develop connections with industry and campus experts and faculty
  • Develop personal and professional skills around working with other people, health education, facilitating and presenting
  • Early Move-In
  • A stipend of $360 per semester (only 40 hours a semester)

How to Apply?

Apply on Mason360 at by April 15th

Training Dates:

August 20 and 21, 2020 must be present

All questions in this application are critical for our selection team to get an idea of applicants. Please answer all questions thoroughly. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Have any questions? Please email Lin Chun at