Peer Health Education

Peer Health Educator group photo

What are Peer Health Educators? 

The Peer Health Educator (PHE) program is a collaboration between University Health & Counseling Services (UH&CS) Wellness and Health Ambassadors (WHAM), Greek Life Students About Risk and Responsibility Training (SMARRT), and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE). 

CWRU Peer Health Educators are students who are committed to creating a culture of wellness within the CWRU community. The purpose of the program is to advocate for and promote health choices, personal well-being and community safety through leadership, education, and awareness. Peer Health Educators provide workshops services, and events to meet the health and wellness needs of CWRU students. 

WHAM members work with the University Health & Counseling Services Wellness program to provide student led programming on various health and wellness topics across campus. The purpose of the program is to advocate for and promote healthy choices, personal well-being and community safety through leadership, education and awareness. WHAM provide workshops, events and educational resources to meet the wellness needs of all CWRU students. 

Benefits of being a WHAM member

  • Develop skills in program planning, facilitation, and public speaking
  • Gain extensive knowledge about various health concerns affecting students at CWRU
  • Become a part of a diverse team of students dedicated to promoting wellness to peers 

Get Involved

If you would like to become a part of the WHAM team or are interested in having WHAM at your next event email Melissa Hendricks at

The mission of SMARRT is to promote a Culture of Care in the Greek community, where every member takes responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing as well as the safety and wellbeing of every other Greek student. SMARRT is run by a group of Greek student leaders who create educational programs and initiatives about issues facing the Greek community. The most well-known SMARRT programs are the one-hour topic-specific programs led by two undergraduate Greek SMARRT leaders. 

Chapter officers can request these programs online by emailing and will converse with the SMARRT leaders prior to the training to discuss goals and expectations. The four overall training topics that can be tailored to fit your chapter are Policy and Procedures, SMARRT substance, SMARRT Sex, and SMARRT self. To learn more about each of these topic visit the SMARRT Campus Group Page

Interested in becoming a SMARRT Leader? 

If you have questions about the application process or becoming a SMARRT leader please email Mel Dickey at

SAVE is an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recognized student group sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. 

To learn more about SAVE or schedule a presentation please email 


How can we work with PHE? 

If you are hosting an event campus related to health and wellness, the Peer Health Educators can provide additional support and resources! Email if you would like the PHE's to come to your next event or meeting.