Assistant Director for Alcohol and Other Drug Programming Amanda Harmel, graduate students, and Peer Health Educators are available to host programs or conduct training sessions for student groups, classes, and faculty/staff. For more information or to request a training or program, you may contact us via email.
Peer Health Educators
A Peer Health Educator (PHE) is a student volunteer deeply interested in health promotion activities including outreach, programming, and communications. PHE’s receive training by health professionals in many areas of wellness including stress management and mental health, sleep, lower-risk drinking and safer sex. They are members of classes, teams, groups, residential colleges, co-ops, etc. They are your friends, lab partners, suitemates… They are committed to creating a healthier Wash U. You will see them on the Danforth campus promoting health and wellness and planning exciting and educational events.
Specifically, the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Peer Health Educators are trained on the latest education and research related to the topic area. Past programming includes: WILD programming, You Don’t Need Pills to Pass, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, What’s Up with Weed?, Alcohol and Athletic Performance, Great American Smoke-out, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, National Alcohol Screening Day, and Thirsty Thursdays.
This online education program is a risk reduction course that all incoming students are required to complete. The Alcohol EDU program is launched through EVERFI. In the course, students examine the topic of alcohol and other drug use on a college campus. The course is designed to help promote a healthier and safer campus environment for everyone. The course is launched in July and students are expected to complete it by campus move-in. Visit EVERFI to learn more about the program.