CAPE's Peer Education Program centers student voices and leadership in gender-based violence prevention and sexual health promotion efforts at Oregon State, recognizing that students are the experts of their experience and know their community best. CAPE peer educators work collaboratively to develop peer-led educational initiatives, workshops, outreach events, and activities centered on violence prevention and sexual health, helping equip our community with the knowledge, skills and resources to prevent gender-based violence from occurring in the first place.

What is a CAPE Peer Educator?

CAPE peer educators design, implement and evaluate peer-led primary prevention programming. This includes facilitating and developing content on gender-based violence prevention, bystander intervention, sexual health, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and survivor support. Examples of specific peer educator responsibilities include: 


  • Tabling
  • Facilitating educational workshops
  • Planning and hosting events with campus and community partners
  • Planning and implementing programming for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Stalking Prevention & Awareness Month (SPAM), and Sexual Assault Awareness/Action Month (SAAM) 
  • Creating educational curriculum and content
Application Process

Applications for 2023-2024 Peer Educator positions are now closed, and will reopen next fall. If you are interested in other opportunities to get involved with CAPE, please keep an eye on our Instagram (@cape_osu) for information about additional opportunities that may arise throughout the year.


For questions about the Peer Education Program, please contact: 

Mia Bledsoe (Email here)
Peer Education Coordinator

Why Peer Education?

Peer education is a particularly effective form of primary prevention (preventing gender-based violence before it occurs) because peer leaders are uniquely well-suited to challenge the root causes of violence and encourage the positive social norms, behaviors and attitudes needed to foster an environment that does not allow gender-based violence to thrive. By advocating for and modeling healthy behavior in the context of their shared experiences as OSU students, peer educators positively shape the beliefs and attitudes of their peers, helping create a campus environment where harm is not accepted in the first place.