Thank you for your interest in becoming a Right to KNOW Peer Educator

Mission and Goals
The mission of the Right to KNOW peer program is to raise awareness throughout the UCI community about the widespread occurrence of sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking, and to promote activities and attitudes that will contribute to the elimination of these acts of violence.  Central to the group’s purpose is the examination of factors that contribute to interpersonal violence.

To fulfill the group’s mission, Right to KNOW peer educators present educational programming throughout the campus.  This includes small workshops on campuses and in the community as well as large outreach projects such as The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night.  Right to KNOW members serve a fundamental role in educating incoming students about safety issues and in providing support to survivors of sexual violence on campus.

Right to KNOW is a student group under the direction of the UCI CARE office, whose mission is to provide free and confidential support services to members of the UCI community impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence and/or stalking. UCI CARE aims to end these forms of power-based personal violence by engaging the campus community in education, programming, and transformative action.

Program Requirements
Participants are selected during the Spring Quarter for the following academic year.  The individuals that are selected must attend a training retreat prior to fall quarter.  This training takes a holistic approach in assessing the problem of sexual assault.  Acquiring this knowledge allows students to have a broad-based understanding of the issues related to sexual violence, relationship abuse and stalking, and to challenge beliefs and attitudes that support these crimes.  This training is followed by training during the Fall quarter that will prepare peers to design and implement educational programming, promoting prevention of sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking through awareness.  

Students that are selected for Right to KNOW are required to commit their full participation to the entire 2018-2019 academic year.  Participation will include:
  • Attendance at an annual weekend retreat September 20th - 21st, 2018
  • Attendance at weekly meetings (Fridays from 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
  • Attendance at one quarterly social event
  • Commitment to presenting at least 3 educational workshops, The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night (including meetings during Winter and Spring Quarters)
     
    ALL of these commitments are mandatory and non-negotiable.  All peers must commit and prioritize this time in order to be recognized as a Right to KNOW Peer Educator.  To successfully provide education and support, it is essential that all peers are well-trained and supportive of group goals and membership.

    Your commitment to Right to KNOW will benefit you by providing:
  • 1.3 units of academic credit for each quarter
  • Training by mental health professionals, law enforcement, medical staff, and more!
  • Practical experience in counseling and educational programming
  • Opportunities to help others
  • Important knowledge and skills valued by top graduate school programs
  • Public speaking opportunities
  • Personal growth and empowerment
  • Certificate of membership and training 
Application Process:
  1. Submit completed application by 5:00 PM on 4/23/18.
  2. Students selected for an interview will receive a phone call during the first week in May.  If you are selected for an interview, you must ensure that your references complete the online questionnaire no later than 5:00 PM on 5/7/18.
  3. All applicants will be notified by 6/1/18.
 
Questions: Contact UCI CARE office at (949) 824-7273

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