Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention Programming Center – Peer Educator

The Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention Programming Center (RSVP PC) Peer Education Program is designed to train a select group of University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate/professional students to effectively lead interactive workshops about sexual and relationship violence as well as bystander intervention for the campus community. Peer Educators are not counselors, but rather education specialists. If you have any questions feel free to contact Vickie Sides, Director of Education and Outreach and Assistant Dean of Students. 

Peer Educator Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled University of Chicago undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.
  • (Post-Pandemic) Must be present on or near Chicago-based campuses for the duration of your term as meetings will be held in person and on the Hyde Park campus.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University of Chicago.
  • Must complete an application and participate in an in-person/virtual interview.
  • Must be available an interview the week of June 14 or June 21. 
  • Must be available for a weekend training retreat in early October (October 1 – 3 or October 9 – 11, 2021).

Peer Educator Requirements

  • If selected, attend the weekend training retreat in early October. Attendance at this training is required.
  • Commit to attending weekly peer educator meetings throughout the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Commit to at least one academic year of service as a peer educator. Renewal of peer educator experience can be discussed at the end of the academic year.
  • Approach the role with an open mind and willingness to think creatively, communicate professionally, and a commitment to constructive collaboration.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and exercise discretion when managing sensitive topics.


The application period for the 2021-2022 academic year has passed.