Peer Educators

Mission Statement:

To have a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment for members of the Lawrence Community.

Program Description:

WHO:

The Peer educator program provides an opportunity for Lawrence students to teach, learn, grow, and develop skills within diversity, equity, and Inclusion related areas. A peer educator is a Lawrence student who facilitates and helps to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism (DEIA) awareness to their fellow peers throughout Lawrence University’s campus. Peer educators attend various training courses which will provide them with the essential tools on how to successfully lead a DEIA workshop while enhancing their knowledge on diversity issues.

WHAT:

The peer educators are both the learner and the trainee. After being trained on topics that explore antiracism, unconscious bias, inclusion and belonging and active allyship, what is learned in these sessions will then be modeled in workshops presented to departments, programs, student orgs, residence halls, athletics, and academia.

WHEN:

The workshops led by our peer educators are both required professional development for some student facing programs, departments, and on-demand or by request. If you would like to request a workshop email Nora Robinson, Diversity Fellow in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at robinson@lawrence.edu

WHY:

Our goal is to widen and deepen Lawrence’s students' knowledge about diversity, equity, and inclusion. in doing so, we create a safe space where students can share their stories and experiences. Creating this space will allow Lawrence students to think critically and reflectively about their beliefs and perspectives while gaining cultural awareness of those surrounding them.

Requirements:

  • Lawrence students of all majors and minors are welcomed
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Full-time student