Peer Wellness Ambassadors
Health Promotion and Advocacy and the Center for Survivor Support oversee the Peer Wellness Ambassador (PWA) program for students interested in volunteering with the department. PWAs gain valuable hands-on experience by designing, coordinating, and conducting a variety of health education and violence prevention programs, presentations, workshops, and digital education for the greater campus community and other university students. Students from any major(s) and backgrounds are welcome to participate in the program!
Mission Statement: Ball State University Peer Wellness Ambassadors promote health and wellness education and violence prevention by actively striving to empower fellow students, facilitating informed decision making, encouraging health and safety, and providing a destigmatized environment for self-improvement.
Vision Statement: Bridging the health inequity gap with evidence-based education to build a connected, intersectional, and inclusive community.
Requirements: PWAs are expected to complete an initial training in the fall, attend weekly meetings throughout the semester, and volunteer at events at least 10 hours each semester. Involvement in PWAs is a year long requirement and the initial training will only be held in the fall.
Examples of Past PWA Programs/Involvement Opportunities:
- Take Back the Night
- The Clothesline Project
- Flu Vaccine Awareness
- World Aids Day programming
- Health Fair for Healthy Cardinals/Fresh Check Day
- Midterm and Finals Stress Relief Programming
- A New State of Mind (mental health awareness)
- National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
- Respect Your Boo/My Costume is Not Consent (Halloween consent education)
- Sex Ed Trivia
- Condom Bingo
- National Suicide Prevention Week pinwheels
- Button making
- Mental Health First Aid
- Social media posts
- Condom kit packing
- Stalking Awareness Month education
- Digital education guides
- Sleep hygiene workshops
Interested in Getting Involved?
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Peer Wellness Ambassadors Interest Form
After completing the interest form, students will be contacted by HPA staff to schedule an interview.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-285-3773.