Peers influence can make a big impact on the way students feel, what they know, and what they do.
Research shows that peer-led education, where college students are trained as health educators to share accurate and helpful health information to their campus peers, is effective in enacting positive health changes among college students.
CSU Health Network’s peer education program is called CREWS, which 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, marijuana, tobacco use and sexual health.
What CREWS Peer Educators do at CSU:
- Deliver presentations campus-wide
- Coordinate football game alcohol harm reduction outreach
- Coordinate campus condom availability
- Partner in promoting the CSU Health Network’s Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign
Members earn upper-level credits and a National Peer Educator Certification after training. CREWS recruit from all academic majors, life experiences, race/ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations that reflect who we are as a campus.
For more information on CREWS Peer Education, including how to request a program for your group or how to become a member, visit their website.