Deadline to apply for CREWS is Wednesday, October 2.

NO JUDGEMENT

CREWS peer educators present information in a nonjudgmental manner. They give facts and information to help students make their own choices.

GET CONNECTED

CREWS peer educators have many opportunities to make connections – with students, fellow peer educators and staff.

NOW RECRUITING

Applying to be a peer educator is easy — just fill out the online form.

About Us

CREWS stands for Creating Respect, Educating Wellness (by and for) Students.

CREWS is a diverse, trained peer education team who help fellow Rams make safer, healthier decisions about alcohol, sexual health and tobacco.  We provide highly interactive and fun events for campus groups, classes, and even football games. No prior experience needed!

As a Peer Educator, you would:

  • Make a difference at CSU
  • Find new friends
  • Connect with other Rams from all academic majors, life experiences, race/ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations that reflect who we are as a campus.
  • Earn upper-level academic credits and a National Peer Educator Certification after training.
  • Become trained in the areas of listening skills, teaching/ presentation techniques, risk reduction skills and resource/referral skills.

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CREWS at a Glance
    • CREWS is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year
    • CREWS is a trained, non-judgmental peer education team who help fellow Rams make safer/healthier decisions about alcohol, sexual health and tobacco.
    • Our members are a collection of diverse student from a variety of academic majors
    • Through CREWS programming, our team reaches 9000-10,000 CSU students every year utilizing various leadership skills to develop and implement new educational programs and initiatives
    • CREWS peer educators provide highly interactive and fun events for campus groups, classes, and even football games.

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Apply to CREWS

CREWS Application Form

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Required Interview Materials

If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to fill out two recommendation forms as part of the interview process; preferably one from an academic source and one from a work experience source. Please bring these to your interview.

Click here for recommendation form

CREWS Programming

The CSU Health Network provides various presentations to assist students in making healthier choices to accomplish both academic and personal goals. C.R.E.W.S. currently offers program in the following 3 areas.  If you’re interested in scheduling a program, please visit the Presentation Request page.

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Our alcohol programs aim to engage peers in critical thinking about alcohol use, reduce risks associated with high-risk drinking and how to take care of others who may be at risk.

DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?

Participants take part in a hands-on, interactive discussion about alcohol serving sizes, as well as the alcohol content of different beverages. They learn how alcohol affects the body and how much time sobering up takes. BAC (Blood Alcohol Level) is explained, along with how to calculate it and why it is important to know. Participants will also explore how more is not necessarily better and when drinking is the most risky and what can be done to reduce risk.

Option:  An optional addition to this program includes a Marijuana Quiz.  This quiz is brief and includes facts about potency, sleep effects, local laws, memory/cognition, edibles and more. If you would like this option, please select the Alcohol- Dude, where’s my car? (With Marijuana Quiz) on the Presentation Request Form.

Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators 
Duration: Average time 30-45 minutes
Minimum: 8 people
Maximum: 100+ people

These fun and interactive programs aim to educate peers about sexual health in a judgment-free manner. The programs are designed to enhance understanding of risk and protective factors around sexual health.

CONDOM LINE UP

In this interactive session, participants will learn the proper steps to using a condom (using bananas and condoms). They also learn about ways to best negotiate condom use and the importance of consent. Expect a lively group discussion about information learned.
Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people

SEX TRIVIA

In this fun and interactive program, students team up to test their sexual health knowledge while engaging in friendly competition with peers. This sex positive program is designed to education students about sexual health information, consent, and resources offered at CSU

Duration: Average time 45-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 75 people

Our programs give you the straight facts about tobacco products including hookah and e-cigarettes.  We’ll give you the information so you can make your own choices regarding tobacco.

Know What You’re Smokin’

In this unique presentation, participants examine the world of hookah smoking, associated risk of smoking hookah and ways to reduce those risks. Information on tobacco cessation recourses available to CSU students is provided.
Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators and CSU Health Network Staff
Duration: 30 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 200+ people

TOBACCO 101

In this presentation, participants learn interesting tobacco facts, including: what is in a cigarette, the health effects of second-hand smoke on humans and pets and the truth about chewing tobacco. Participants will also explore how the tobacco industry targets and markets to college students and resources for quitting tobacco are presented.
Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators and CSU Health Network Staff
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 200+ people


Condom Delivery Now Available

If you are an RA, part of a student group, or a member of an FSL organization, you can request condoms by emailing crew@colostate.edu.


CREWS Members

Kaci

Hey there friends, I’m Kaci! I’m a social work major here at CSU. I’m originally from Tampa, Florida, but I’ve been living in Boulder, Colorado for the past 6 years. I love the mountains, dancing, comfy sweaters, and bad jokes! I joined CREWS because I’m passionate about sexual health and helping others stay safe.

Dani

Hi everyone, my name is Dani and I’m from Bishop, California. I’m a biomedical science major and I’m so excited to expand my knowledge with CREWS! I love skiing, watching movies, and talking! I look forward to my future here at CSU and with CREWS!

Dana

Hello! My name is Dana, and I am a Psychology major here at CSU! I’m from Boulder, Colorado and I love to bike, hike, and paint! I joined CREWS to get more involved on campus and provide my fellow Rams all the resources they might need to make safer choices during their college career!

Kim

Hey homies! My name is Kim Pannel and I’m a Business Administration major here at CSU. I’m an avid fan of good breakfast foods, sick hammock spots, and cool hip coffee shops on chilly fall mornings. As a born and raised Fort Collins resident I want to make sure our community has the ability to make safe and educated choices. So before you get Riggity-Wrecked, DM me on Instagram @Kim_paige1232 to talk any and all things CREWS!

Emma

Hey! The names Emma (a pretty basic name, but not a basic person). I’m from Asheville, North Carolina. So if anyone is from there come talk to me! I came to CSU because if you’re going to have an adventure you might as well have a great one. Some of my hobbies are swimming, skiing, photography, and eating good food. I joined CREWS to get involved in campus life.

Paxtynn

Hey dudes! I’m Paxtynn and I am studying Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in sports Medicine. I’m very passionate about creating an open and safe environment for my fellow rams and what better way than CREWS! If you have any questions about alcohol, sexual health, etc. ask away!

Ava

What’s up, its ya girl Ava! I’m a human development major and I am hoping to become a teacher. I’m a musician and I love to read and knit, basically your resident grandma. I joined CREWS because I am passionate about education and keeping people healthy!

Jenna

Bio coming soon!

Rhiannon

Bio coming soon!

Yoriko

Bio coming soon!

Jaylin

Hi, my name is Jaylin Mandley, and I am a Freshman majoring in neuroscience and minoring in biomedical science here at CSU. Other than CREWS, I am involved in biology, zoology, and premedical club on campus. I am passionate about helping others, and that’s why I love CREWS because I can help my peers on campus. People think I’m crazy because of this, but running is one of my favorite things to do.

Lexi

Hi, my name is Lexi. I’m a first year CSU student studying biology with a focus in pre-med. I’m a Fort Collins native and I love the outdoors and music. I’m also a dog enthusiast.

Hailey

My name is Hailey and I’m studying Psychology and Spanish. I work as a campus service officer and volunteer in the Fort Collins community. I love CREWS because I want to provide peers with information to make sure they’re safe.

Jake

Hi my name is Jake Presch. I am a biology student here at CSU. I am a CREWS member because I love to educate people. I am an educator at heart and plan to be an educator for life. CREWS is a great outlet to both learn and teach the community.

Nathan

Hi, my name is Nathan Whiting-Wagner and I’m studying biochemistry. I love outdoor activities from running to skiing down chutes. Joining CREWS gives me a chance to learn more and help out students at CSU.

Derek

Hi my name is Derek. I am studying Health and Exercise Science: Sports Medicine, and I transferred from Front Range Community College. I enjoy playing soccer, watching hockey, and hiking. I’m from St. Louis, MO and plan to Graduate in May 2020. 

Claudia

Hi! I’m Claudia I come from China, this is definitely the most important part/identity of my entire life. I’m a sophomore Psychology student. Now I am apart of CREWS. I might be intro introverted, but I’m really helpful and willing to help you as a peer educator. Don’t hesitate to meet with us!

Kate

Hi my name is Kate! I’m studying English Creative Writing. I'm a lea and I love astrology! I hope to make a difference in my community using the skills I learned in CREWS.

Harlie-Jo

Hello my name is Harlie-Jo Rachel! I am a HDFS student! I joined CREWS because I wanted to help students get the knowledge about drugs, alcohol and sexual health. When I’m not in CREWS I love playing with my guinea pig.

Sheroya

Hi, I’m Sheroya but I go by Roya or mufasa. I’m currently a sophomore in Health and Exercise science. I’m in ROTC and a sports nutrionist volunteer. I also love to play sports of all kinds! I love CREWS because it allows me to reach all types of personalities and educate people on such important aspects.

Dixie

I am currently a sophomore studying Civil Engineering. My top three passions are water resources, education, and mental health. I believe that while infrastructure is a highly effective method of positively influencing society, human interactions are just as-if not more- important.


Questions, comments, or feedback? Drop us a line using the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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