Getting Involved with ECM

Eating Concerns Mentors

Students educating students is based on the belief that students are more receptive and learn better from informed, educated peers. Acquiring knowledge, skills and confidence helps Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) members enhance their own knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to eating concern and body image topics.

What Students Are Saying 

  • "Being a member and leader of the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) has helped me grow as an individual, and has provided me with skills vital to my professional career. I have learned so much about myself and my passions, while also being able to help students on campus who are struggling with body image issues. One of my favorite aspects of being an ECM is educating students about "Fat-Talk" during Fat Talk Free Week in October. I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing, inspiring group!" 
  • "ECM has given me the opportunity to inspire students that they don't need to live up to the media's expectation of what beauty is, we're changing the culture of this campus and its amazing to be part of such a positive influence." 

Expectations 

New members will be expected to fully participate with the group starting October 2014 and will be expected to attend weekly meetings (TIME TBD), PLUS additional duties outside of meetings, including a mandatory training.  On average, particpants should expect to give a minimum of 2 hours per week to group work/participation, which must be upheld or membership will be revoked (meetings are included in this as 1 hour).  If you are unable to attend weekly meetings and commit at least 2 hours/week to ECM,  please consider applying another time.

Optional Academic Credit 

Peer educators can earn up to 2 credits per semester, for no more than 2 semesters, for participating as members of SPIN or ECM. More details on how to do this can be acquired during interview.

Application Process 

Learn about the Program 

  • Visit us at University Day
    • September 16th 
  • Attend an Information Session
    • Wednesday, September 17, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Health Services Conference Room (2nd floor)
    • Thursday, September 18, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Health Services Conference Room (2nd floor) 

Apply Online 

  • You must apply online by Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Interviews and member selection will occur before the end of September

If you have questions, please contact Maria Caplan at Maria.Caplan@unh.edu or by calling (603) 862-3823


Apply Now 

To be considered for the ECM program, you must be able to commit to being involved during the fall and spring semesters.