Alcohol, Nicotine, & Other Drugs (ANOD) Peer Educators

ANOD Peer Educators work with Health & Wellness staff to engage UNH students in conversations about choices regarding alcohol, nicotine and other drug use.

The choices we make surrounding alcohol, nicotine or other drugs impacts every dimension of wellness. As a student, your input and expertise related to college life and health are invaluable. As a peer educator, you will have a unique opportunity to share this expertise with your peers and have a direct impact on their health, well-being, and choices related to ANOD.

ANOD Peer Educators are students with a wide variety of experience when it comes to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs.  Students who apply will not be excluded from consideration based on their personal choices.

This program is supervised by our Alcohol, Nicotine and Other Drugs Educators/Counselors Nancy Bushinsky and Michael Glennon.

ANOD Peer Educators…

  • Support peers in making informed choices regarding use or non-use of alcohol, nicotine or other drugs.
  • Utilize a non-judgmental approach when working with peers.
  • Learn how beliefs, values, and relationships shape decisions about ANOD use.
  • Design programs and outreach activities focused on the needs of UNH students as related to ANOD and wellness to include:
    • national awareness campaigns (e.g. Great American Smokeout)
    • prevention education ahead of high risk campus events (e.g. Homecoming, concerts)
    • Health & Wellness events throughout the year
  • Present educational programs that use research-based information to encourage students to reflect on their choices and wellness goals.
  • Learn more about themselves, acquire knowledge, enhance their public speaking skills, facilitate group discussions and become more active in the UNH community.

Expectations of UNH ANOD Peer Educators

  • Commit to serving as an ANOD Peer Educator for at least two (2) semesters starting in Fall 2020.
  • Complete the Health & Wellness peer education training program.
  • Work collaboratively with Health & Wellness staff and other peer education groups.
  • Sign an agreement to be part of the Health & Wellness team.
  • Commit to approximately 3 hours/week.
  • Participate in weekly meetings (60 minutes/week).
  • Participate in sub-committee meetings (60 minutes/week), as needed.
  • Help implement health promotion activities (60-90 minutes/week).
  • Attend monthly training on health specific topics (1 hour/month).
  • Attend UNH events as a peer educator (1x/month).

Applications are now closed.