Health Promotion Division (HPD) peer educators are trained, with the option to be nationally certified, in leadership skills, public health, as well as social justice topics such as racism, sex positivity, alcohol and other drugs, homophobia, LGBTQ+, mental health issues, healthy relationships, and more. Health Promotion Division (HPD) has two peer educator teams: Student Health Advocates (SHA) and Unity Theatre.
- Student Health Advocates (SHA) uses public speaking, interactive exhibits, and activities to promote awareness of the social justice and wellness issues that are relevant to our students’ lives. Each creative exhibit and activity draw attention to issues that students face in their day-to-day life on campus, offers information and many resources available to them on campus.
- Unity utilizes applied theatre techniques to engage our RU-N community in dialogue about wellness and social justice issues in student lives. Our actor-educators develop interactive scenes through improvisation. Each scene serves as a catalyst for practicing bystander intervention skills, increasing audience awareness, and sharing resources. No experience is necessary! Our Unity cast is trained in theatre skills and facilitation.