Peer Programs involve student volunteers and extend Counseling Center outreach to the student body. Student volunteers are selected and trained to participate in the following peer programs:
- Peer Educators
- BACCHUS Alcohol and Drug Peer Educators
The Peer Educators are student volunteers trained in the areas of HIV/AIDS as well as relationship violence. These students present information sessions in orientation classes as well as residence halls. They are also called upon to collaborate with student organizations. Throughout the academic year, they sponsor tables in the Student Union from which they distribute information and resources.
During the fall semester the Peer Educators receive specialized training on HIV/AIDS. Upon completion, they are able to present basic facts, including definitions, modes of infection, testing, and information specific to African Americans. Typically, the Peer Educators sponsor a week of activities in commemoration of World AIDS Day, December 1st of each year.
The Peer Educators receive additional training on relationship violence during the spring semester. The cycle of violence, signs of healthy relationships and resources for assistance are covered. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) educational activities are sponsored which culminate in the annual Take Back the Night Rally and March.
- RAINN Day
- AIDS Lock-In
- World AIDS Day
- National Black AIDS Awareness Day
- Clothes Line Project
- Take Back the Night
For additional information about the Peer Educators, including membership, please contact Dr. Sonya Clyburn at 443.885.3130.
BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students)
BACCHUS is a volunteer peer education program to educate Morgan students about the effects of alcohol and other drugs on their physical and mental health. For information about becoming a BACCHUS peer educator, contact Mr. Kenneth Bacote, (443)885-3130.