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Apply to be a Stand for State Peer Educator Today!
Interested in helping to create a safer and more inclusive campus and community at Penn State? Stand for State is looking for volunteer peer educators to co-facilitate bystander intervention training and social awareness campaigns and events to promote culture change at Penn State. Boost your resume, gain presentation experience, develop leadership, critical thinking, and reasoning skills, and connect with others who want to create positive change.

Applications close Friday, March 20 at 11:59PM
Stand for State Peer Educator Application

Have you ever witnessed something that you knew wasn’t right, but you didn’t know how to step in and stop it? Our bystander intervention program teaches you how to take action because everyone plays a role in watching out for each other and we all deserve to be safe. At Stand for State, we empower students to step in when it counts.

Through our programs, you'll know how to make a difference when you encounter:

  • Sexual and Relationship Violence
  • Acts of Bias
  • Mental Health Concerns
  • Risky Drinking and Drug Use

We don't just teach awareness about the big issues - we equip you to do something about the things you might see and are concerned about.

In our program you'll learn The 3D's of Stepping In:

Direct: Interact and express concern
Distract: Interact but don't express concern
Delegate: Pull someone else in to help