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

  • Enrolled at George Mason University or in the NOVA Advance Program
  • Availability for a mandatory weekly meeting on Thursdays 11am – 12pm 
  • Availability for mandatory training 
  • 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
  • Develop connections with industry and campus experts and faculty
  • Develop personal and professional skills around working with other people, health education, facilitating and presenting

How to Apply?

To apply, fill out the Patriots for Recovery (P4R) Information Sheet linked below. 

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