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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org