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


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


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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If you’re interested in learning more about getting involved with CREWS, please fill out the interest form below.  The application cycle for Academic Year 2022/2023 is now closed.  Our next cycle of applications will begin summer 2023.

CREWS Interest Form

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Check out our Instagram @csucrews!

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.


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- Tipsy Cup (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

This fun and interactive program aims to educate peers about sexual health in a judgment-free manner. The program is designed to enhance understanding of risk and protective factors around sexual health.


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


In this presentation, participants learn interesting tobacco and nicotine 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

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CREWS Members

Avery Showalter
CREWS Team Member

Hello! My pronouns are she/her/hers, & I’m a 4th year here at CSU & a 3rd year in CREWS. I’m majoring in Biology & love to spend time outdoors skiing, paddle boarding, and hiking in my free time.

Sophie Orsund
CREWS Team Member

Hello, my name is Sophie Orsund (she/her/hers)! I am a junior majoring in Social Work with a minor in Leadership. This is my second year in CREWS. I am a Colorado native and love to do anything outdoors, but especially skiing!

Mia Carrillo
CREWS Team Member
Bo Wallace
CREWS Team Member

I use he/him/his pronouns, and this is my second year in CREWS. I am a second year CSU student studying Fermentation Science and Technology. I enjoy cooking, skiing, and hiking.

Maritza Soto
CREWS Team Member

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I’m in my 4th year at CSU and in my 2nd year in CREWS. I have a major in pre-med Biology with minors in Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry. My hobbies include painting, shopping, and listening to music!

Mikaela Lippon
CREWS Team Member
Jade Hoard
CREWS Team Member
Camille Griffith
CREWS Team Member

Hi I'm Camille! It's my fourth year in CREWS and at CSU studying psychology. I am passionate about helping others and being part of a community which is why I love being in CREWS. In my free time, you can find me reading, hiking with my friends, and taking care of my plants.

Nichole Clancy
CREWS Team Member
Allison Keller
CREWS Team Member

Hi, y’all! My name is Allison. I use the she-series pronouns and I’m in my second year here at CREWS. I’m a Psychology and Ethnic Studies major, and I love hiking, climbing, knitting, singing, and spending time with my dogs and my family!

Kit Matzke
CREWS Team Member

Hey I’m Kit and I use she/her pronouns! I am a fourth-year studying pre-med biology with minors in Spanish and chemistry. I am very passionate about sexual health, social justice, and glitter. In my free time I love to sing, play piano, and do arts and crafts. Britney Spears is my greatest role model <3

Steven Mendoza
CREWS Team Member
Cassidy Bishop
CREWS Team Member

Hi! I’m Cassidy (she/her). I am a third year Sociology major. This is my third year as a CREWS member and have a passion for painting, social justice, and corgis!

Cindy Hoang
CREWS Team Member

My name is Cindy! I use she/her pronouns and I am currently in my 5th and last year majoring in Chemistry, Natural Sciences, and Education. This is now my 3rd year with CREWS which is so exciting! Find me around campus especially in the APACC office (lsc ram 333)!

Dixie Poteet
CREWS Team Member
Grace Weishaar
CREWS Team Member
Jessica Porter
CREWS Team Member
Leana Kaplan
CREWS Team Member
Olivia Pitts
CREWS Team Member

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

CREWS Contact Information