Peer Education

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.  

Fall 2017 Membership Applications: 

Applications are due by Friday, October 20th at 5:00pm. Students that will be 2nd semester 1st year students in the Spring are eligible to apply. Students graduating in the Spring are ineligible to apply.  Interviews will be held in the Wellness and Prevention office from Wednesday, October 25th, through Friday, October 27th. CLICK HERE to apply. 

For questions about the WE CAN Peer Education Programs, contact Saray Smalls, Wellness Coordinator for Student Programs, at

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 Appalachain State.


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.

Contact Us

Miles Annas Student Services Building
614 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-3148
Fax: (828) 262-8452

Mailing Address:
ASU Box 32130
Boone, NC 28608

Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm



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