Peer Educators- PAWS

Who are Peer Educators?

P.A.W.S. stands for Peers Advocating Wellness Successfully and is a Recognized Student Organization at Georgia College that provides information and awareness to students about college health topics. Peer educators serve as role models to the GC campus who make healthy choices and encourage healthy and positive choices in the lives of others. Throughout the year, PAWS hosts many information tables and events that are always free for students. Major events include: Food for Thought, Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness, Sexual Responsibility Week, Safe Spring Break, Highway Safety, and various Mental Health Awareness Days. PAWS members have training each month on specific college health topics and then create campaigns and information tables to relay those messages to their peers. 

PAWS is open to all GC students interested in becoming a campus wellness leader. The time commitment is roughly six hours per month. Students who participate in PAWS can earn volunteer hours for their participation. PAWS members learn valuable leadership, interpersonal, public speaking, and life skills through their participation in the organization. 

How do I become a Peer Educator?

Membership requirements: The P.A.W.S. constitution and requirements for participation in the group can be found here.  paws_constitution.pdf

Complete and submit this application to P.A.W.S. advisor  Rachel Pope at  rachel.pope@gcsu.edu paws_app.docx

How do I contact PAWS for a program?

For a program request, please contact P.A.W.S. advisor: 
Rachel Pope 
478-445-1670 
rachel.pope@gcsu.edu

Student Health Services
Wellness & Recreation Center
Campus Box 091
Phone 478-445-5288
Fax 478-445-3142
Director: alice.loper@gcsu.edu