Become a SUPER

Apply to become a SUPER

SUPER selection typically occurs in March/April and is completed by May for the next academic year, please check back for application details or email Wellness Services with any questions or to be notified when applications are live.

SUPERs Description

  • The Suffolk University Peer Health Educators (SUPERs) are a group of students who are nationally certified, trained, and supervised by the CHW Assistant Director for Wellness Education or other CHW staff.
  • The SUPERs are a departmental student group which provides the Suffolk University community with interactive and educational programs on health and wellness issues important to college students. These topics can include, but are not limited to: sexual health, sleep hygiene, stress management, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, social justice and the importance of identity in personal wellness, physical health, etc. The SUPERs serve as college health resources for their peers. All SUPERs will become certified as peer-health educators.

Position Details

  • The Suffolk University Peer Health Educator Executive Board are a group of five students that work with the Assistant Director for Wellness Education to plan programming events, educational workshops, and informative campaigns.
  • Usually attend the BACCHUS National Peer Health Educator Conference in the fall semester and the BACCHUS Region 1 Peer Health Educator Conference in the spring semester.
    Award amount
  • $5,100 total ($1,800 posted as a grant to tuition account and $3,300 awarded as employment, which is paid on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked). Amount subject to change.
  • Awards are renewable based on satisfactory performance.
  • The employment portion of these awards ($3,300) is considered taxable income and subject to tax withholding.

Time Commitment

  • Minimum one academic year preferred.
  • 7-8 hours per week on the following activities:
    • Weekly meetings during activities period.
    • 3-5 office hours will be used for administrative responsibilities, program planning, and Wellness Resource Center coverage.
    • Additional hours include outreach programs, creating health education materials, and participating in the implementation of health awareness events.
  • Eight hours of Certified Peer Health Education (CPE) training.
  • Content training and ongoing trainings throughout the academic year.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student for one academic year (two semesters) and plan to maintain full-time status.
  • Applicants must also have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8.
  • Students are required to commit for a minimum of one full academic year as a SUPER.

Preferred Skills

  • Interest or expertise in health & wellness topics.
  • Interest and commitment to the integration of social justice with wellness.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to engage in self-reflection regarding identity and able to talk with others regarding intersections between wellness, oppression, and healing.
  • Interest in marketing:
    • Social Media
    • Design (using Canva, Publisher, etc.)

To inquire about applying for an SUPER position, please email us.