SPOTLIGHT: Austin Peay Peer Educators
The Austin Peay Peer Educators (APPE) program involved 30 student educators attending
an intensive series of seven trainings in order to facilitate conversations with peers,
faculty and staff. Training was provided by Tennessee Board of Regents and the Sexual
Assault Center in Nashville.
» Purpose is to engage the entire campus community on active and passive programs that will elevate the conversation around domestic violence and sexual assault prevention.
» Supported programs such as screening and discussion on The Hunting Ground, Clothesline Project – domestic violence awareness, Take Back the Night, grand opening of the Sexual Assault Center in Clarksville, and many forums and conversations related to domestic violence and sexual assault prevention.
» Peer Educator Tyler Ragland presented on the peer education program at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference in Indianapolis, the first APSU student to present at this conference.
“Being a part of the Austin Peay Peer Educators has made a huge impact on my time as an undergraduate student. It has given me the chance to truly make a difference in the lives of many Austin Peay students by bringing up the tough discussion regarding domestic violence and sexual assault prevention.”
Austin Peay Peer Educator