Peer Educator

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is the peer educator program for sexual misconduct at NIU. MVP students facilitate workshops, table for awareness events, create social media, and promote a healthy campus culture.

MVP Duties

  • Complete synchronous and asynchronous training before facilitating trainings and workshops. 
  • Facilitate trainings and discussions using an intersectional, trauma-informed, survivor-centered lens
  • Distribute, collect, and input evaluations
  • Actively lead outreach and education
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new programs 
  • Participate in the Coordinated Community Response Team

Qualifications Required for Position

  • Passion for sexual misconduct issues
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills
  • Great critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Comfortable in emotionally complex situations 
  • Strong relationships within the Northern Illinois University community

Training Required for Position

  • Peer Educators must successfully complete mandatory training that increases their understanding of the complexities of interpersonal violence on college campuses.
  • Availability to attend monthly meetings with the Prevention Program Coordinator.
  • Availability to put in approximately 2 hours per week. 

Application Process 

MVP recruits once a year. Applicants can apply in January and February. Those who have applied will be contacted and interviewed. New MVPs will be chosen in April. Training will take place throughout April, May, and August. MVPs will be ready to start in September of the next academic year. If you are interested in the MVP program, please contact Allison Hurlburt at

Contact Us

Prevention Education and Outreach 
Health Services Building, 4th floor

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