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The ESU Peer Education Awareness Team (PEAT’s) are a diverse group of students who are trained to provide educational programs and outreach on responsible student decision-making towards alcohol, tobacco, and other drug related topics. Peer Education provides a way for students to talk to other students about lifestyle choices, with the goal of harm reduction.

In other words, allowing students to make personal decisions, while encouraging and helping them to make those decisions in safer and healthier ways. The PEAT’s provide programs, information, and resources that empower students to have a greater understanding of themselves, their relationships, and their environment. Peer educators develop trustful, nonjudgmental connections with students in order to support them in reducing risks in their behavioral choices.

Our trained peer educators are ready to present any of our programs to athletic teams, Greek organizations, clubs, academic classes, residence halls, or anyone else who may be interested. To request our peer educators, please email our coordinator, Alyson at

*If there is a program that does not fit your needs please let us know and we would be glad to create a program to fit your educational needs!

Interested in the Peer Education Awareness Team?

We offer two positions, a 5-hour a week PEAT or a 10-hour a week PEAT position

**Please email Alyson Patascher at for more information

Intern & Practicum Students

AToD welcomes any students who are interested in interning or wanting to do some hours for their practicum, with our office. Each intern or practicum experience is tailored to fit the student’s learning objectives and to build upon desired skills. Students can gain skills in program planning, public speaking, program evaluation, data analysis, assessment, grant writing and administration work, and other related experience in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs prevention within the campus and community.

If you are interested in an internship or practicum with the AToD office please email Alyson Patascher at for more information