Peer Education

Spring 2019 Wellness Educator Applications:

The Red Flag Educators, WE CAN, and WE COACH are wellness peer educator groups dedicated to the health and well-being of students at Appalachian State University. Sponsored by Wellness and Prevention Services, each organizations offers a wide-variety of public health strategies both on campus and in the community.

Click Here to complete your application for WECAN!

Applications need to be completed in its entirety by January 31. You will be asked to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript. Applicants are required to have a 2.50 Cumulative GPA and be in good disciplinary standing with Appalachian State University. Students graduating in Spring 2019 are ineligible to apply. You will be contacted for an interview by February 1.

Red Flag Educators

Red Flag Appalachian State University's Red Flag Educators (RFEs) have a responsibility for creating Active Bystanders on campus and in the Boone community. They educate peers on “Red Flags” of sexual, interpersonal, and dating violence while encouraging the Appalachian

community to be active bystanders and speak out when they see potentially dangerous situations. RFEs have a responsibility to present to peer groups, organizations, classes, etc. on topics of interpersonal violence, active bystander intervention, and rape culture.

Click Here for more information about the Red Flag Campaign at Appalachian State.

If you have any questions about the Red Flag Educators, contact Kyra Patel, Coordinator for Student Social Wellness,

Wellness Educators for Change, Advocacy, and student Needs


As an extension of the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services, the Wellness Educators for Change, Advocacy, and student Needs (WE CAN) work to positively impact student wellness at Appalachian State University by: empowering peers to change health behaviors, working as an advocacy group for student well-being, and addressing student needs to promote and protect healthy lifestyles. WE CAN plans and implements programs

encompassing body image, mental health, nutrition, and sexual health.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, WE CAN received the Outstanding University Funded Organization Award and the Appalachian Image Award at the Student Organization Leadership Awards ceremony.

If you have any questions about WE CAN, contact Kyra Patel, Coordinator for Student Social Wellness,

Wellness Educators Creating Opportunities and Casting Hope


Wellness Educators Creating Opportunities And Casting Hope (WE COACH) is a new program offered through the Department of Wellness & Prevention Services. WE COACH will operate as a peer-to-peer guidance and resource sharing program in which Wellness Educator Coaches will chat openly with their fellow students in 30 minute private one-on-one sessions. Coaches will be trained and well-versed in the sharing of knowledge and resources with students and guiding them through some common struggles of college, while still continuing to grow through the conversations they have with their peers. WE COACH is a volunteer opportunity.

If you have any questions about WE COACH, contact Elisabeth Cavallaro, Coordinator of Student Mental Wellness,