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 two hours per week. 

Application Process 

MVP is always open to volunteer peer educators. To apply please submit the following:

  • Statement of interest in the program (one paragraph)
  • First and last name
  • Z-ID
  • Year in school
  • Phone number

Application information should be sent to Junelle Bennett, Ph.D. at

Contact Us

Prevention Education and Outreach 
Health Services Building, 4th floor

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