The Illinois College Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a student-led organization that focuses on student health, wellness and safety issues on campus. The goal of the PHEs is not to tell students what to do or not do, but to empower students with health related information so each student can make their own informed decisions about their health.
The PHEs offer many campus programs throughout the year on numerous topics including alcohol, tobacco, sexual health, stress, mental health, body image issues, nutrition, healthy relationships, sexual assault and many others. See the PHE calendar for upcoming events this semester!
PHEs come from a wide array of majors and interests. Being a PHE has many benefits including meeting new people, refining your communication and presentation skills, the opportunity to attend national and regional conferences, and the chance to receive a national certification! The PHEs are affiliated with The BACCHUS Network, which allows our students to become Certified Peer Educators (CPE) through the BACCHUS CPE training.
To be a PHE you, all you need is an interest in health or wellness topics, want to make a difference on campus, and a positive attitude! If you would like more information about being a PHE, please contact Tami Wright at Tami.Wright@ic.edu