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JOE’S PEERS promotes health and wellness by providing education,
encouragement, and resources to Missouri S&T students.

Joe’s PEERS (JP) is a student leadership organization. JPs will develop experience in public speaking, interpersonal communication, self-management, teamwork and act as resource persons to the campus community on topics such as: 

Alcohol and Other Drugs  Prescription Drug Misuse  Tobacco  Sexualized Violence  Stress Management  Mental Health  Nutrition and Physical Activity  Sexual Health


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Joe's PEERS (JP) is a student leadership organization within Miner Wellness. 
JPs provides students education, encouragement, and resources on:
 > Alcohol and Drugs Harm Reduction
 > Stress Management, Sleep, and Mental Health Promotion
 > Healthy Relationships and Sexualized Violence Prevention
 > Sexual Health
 >Nutrition and Fitness
 >Bystander Intervention

meetings are held every Monday during the semester from 12pm to 1pm.

3-4 hours/week

Weekly meetings – 1 hour
Office hours (event prep, etc.) – 1 hour
Events – 1-2 hours

  1. Help with all large-scale events
  2. Host/volunteer for tabling events, Miner Wells, and other outreach throughout the year (Members are responsible for finding a replacement for any shift or event that cannot be attended but they have previously committed to)
  3. Attend weekly meetings (Absences from weekly meetings/events must be pre-approved and excused; disregard of this expectation will result in a review meeting with the Joe’s PEERS advisor)
  4. Take minutes for one weekly meeting each semester
  5. Review meeting minutes each week
  1. Joe's PEERS retreat takes place each September - this is required
  2. Certified Peer Educator (CPE) training must be completed at least one time during the duration of membership.
  3. Attend special topic-trainings throughout the year.
  4. Attend team building activities 1-2 times per semester.
  1. Joe’s PEERS are role models to fellow students. JP members should lead by example (in person and on social media) and avoid high-risk behavior related to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexualized violence, etc. Members struggling with any of these issues should consult the Joe’s PEERS advisor.
  2. Members are expected to be respectful of other members of the group, guest speakers, and each member of the campus community. Joe’s PEERS are inclusive to all others and act with intentional kindness.
  3.  Joe’s PEERS are expected to have a good general knowledge of campus and community resources that relate to wellness in order to provide education and act as a resource for other students.

Peer Wellness Educators (PWEs) are responsible individuals dedicated to wellness promotion, violence prevention, substance abuse education, nutrition/fitness, tobacco cessation, sexual health and mental health. Peer Wellness Educators (PWE) will assist the miner wellness staff on educational projects, primary prevention programs, social norms campaigns, and awareness campaigns. Peer Wellness Educators will bring an important student perspective to the wellness team. Peer Wellness Educators will receive extensive training and are required to develop, implement, and coordinate campus wellness programs. PWEs must be a Joe's PEERS member.

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours per week

For more information, contact Jessica Gargus at 

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