SUPERs (Suffolk University Peer-health Educators Resource)

SUPER Executive Board Application

The application is now closed, however, there are still oportunities to be involved with the SUPERs.  Please join our listserv by emailing wellness@suffolk.edu and providing your name and email address. 

Application: The Application is now closed for 2014-2015 SUPER Executive Board Positions.  The application deadline was March 17th and the application can be found here: SUPERs Application.  Please check back January 2015 for the 2015-2016 application. 

Our Mission

About: The Suffolk University Peer-health Educators (SUPERs) are an undergraduate group made up of students who are trained and nationally certified through the BACCHUS network (CPE Training). Students not yet CPE trained can go through an ambassador training and become SUPERs Ambassadors!  The group also has an Executive Board of five paid students.  

Goal: The goal of the SUPERs is to provide students with facts and resources on health related topics such as sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, stress, sleep, nutrition, mental health, etc. Using an open minded, fun and non-judgmental approach, the SUPERs interact with students to encourage healthy life styles. The SUPERS reflect the mission of Suffolk University to educate students to become advocates for their own well-being which is essential to their overall academic success.

Current Executive Board SUPERs:

Mari Leclerc - Junior

Stephanie Fiorentino - Senior

John Paul Livingstone - Senior

Ariel Wilson - Senior

Amanda Mari - Junior

        

 

Who Are the SUPERs?

The SUPERs are passionate and responsible student leaders who extend health and wellness education beyond the walls of the office. SUPERs help their peers develop the tools they need to lead healthy lifestyles. They also encourage students to think critically about college health issues by raising questions, facilitating discussion, and sharing information. They do this is a positive, interactive, fun and non-judgemental manner.

 

 

What Can SUPERs Provide?

Through their extensive training and national certification, the SUPERs:

  • Provide one on one conversations with fellow students who have sensitive health-related questions
  • Lead and sponsor educational programming for fellow students
  • Disseminate accurate health information on campus
  • Provide referrals to on and off campus services
  • Advocate for changes in campus policies to support student health
Would you like the SUPERs to co-sponsor an event, present in your class or at your student group meeting?  Please fill out a Program Request Form and we will get back to you shortly.  

Can I Be a SUPER?

  • We have paid and volunteer positions available
  • If you are interested, please view the application and like the SUPERs on Facebook at Facebook.com/SuffolkUniversitySUPERs.  There you will find out about our monthly general meetings, SUPER Ambassador Training, SUPER Trainings and Executive Board Application deadlines.  
  • If you have any questions please contact Paulette Giambalvo, Assistant Director, Counseling, Health & Wellness Services with any questions at 617-557-1587 or pgiambalvo@suffolk.edu.

 

Why Should I Be a Super?

  • This is a great resume builder!
  • Become a nationally Certified Peer Educator (CPE) through the BACCHUS network
  • Opportunities to attend national and regional conferences
  • Gain extensive knowledge about contraception, sexually transmitted infections, body image, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, eating disorders, nutrition, health promotion, men’s and women’s health, stress management, sexual violence, depression, healthy relationships, etc. Develop essential professional and life skills in the area of leadership, public speaking, goal setting, time management, teamwiork, program planning and evaluation

 

Is Being a SUPER For Me?

  • A strong applicant should possess these qualities:
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Strong interest in promoting healthy behaviors among fellow students
  • Open to cultures, practices, sexual orientations different from your own
  • Sensitivity to controversial/personal topics that are sometimes embarrassing, and have a willingness to talk candidly about them
  • Ability to articulate facts about health behaviors and to dispel myths and perceptions
  • Demonstrate a sincere concern for others and their well-being.