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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late Friday afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

Peer Educators

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The ESU Peer Educators are a diverse group of students who are trained to provide educational programs and outreach on responsible student decision-making towards health, wellness, and safety topics including alcohol, drugs, sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections, and stress management. Peer Education provides a way for students to talk to other students about lifestyle choices with the goal of harm reduction. In other words, peer education allows students to make personal decisions while encouraging and helping them to make those decisions in safer and healthier ways.

The Peer Educators 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 NCAA and Club Sport Teams, Greek Organizations, clubs, academic classes, residence halls, and anyone else who may be interested. To request our peer educators, please email 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 Becoming a Peer Educator?

We offer a variety of positions from 5 to 15 hours a week. Be sure to check out for position openings! Please email Alyson Patascher at for more information.

Internship and Practicum Students

Health Education & AToD Prevention welcomes any students who are interested in interning or wanting to complete hours for their practicum. 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, administration work, and other experience related to health, wellness, and safety within the campus and community. If you are interested in an internship or practicum opportunity, please email Alyson Patascher at for more information.