Become a S.A.F.E. Peer Educator

Become a S.A.F.E. Peer Educator

SAFE Peer Education

About S.A.F.E. 

S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness through Functional Education) is a program that is designed to actively engage students to consider important issues related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD).  The program is build on the belief that students learn better from each other when it comes to personal and more sensitive subjects. 

S.A.F.E. Peer Educators...

  • Learn how society, attitudes, and values shape decisions about how often and how much people use alcohol and other drugs. 
  • Present programs that contain factual, relevant information that encourage students to reflect on their lifestyle and make healthier choices.  
  • Programs include a variety of topics based on the Harm Reduction Model and general ATOD information presented in fun game formats. 
  • Learn more about themselves, acquire knowledge, gain confidence, enhance their public speaking and group facilitation skills and become more active in the UNH community.


All S.A.F.E. Peer Educators are required to participate in the nationally recognized Certified Peer Leadership [CPS] training program designed by The BACCHUS Network. This training will be offered at UNH and provides the core skills necessary to educate, intervene, listen to, and help their peers make healthy lifestyle choices. Upon completing the CPS training, S.A.F.E. Peer Educators will co-present group programs in UNH residence halls, Greek houses, and classrooms. In addition, S.A.F.E. Peer Educators will assist in developing new programs, create marketing and related educational materials as well as participate in other forms of outreach such as tabling at the UNH MUB.

After you receive your Peer Educators Certification, you will receive additional training in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on a schedule determined by your supervisor and group. Most Peer Educators spend between 1-3 hours/week in this role. You can also take the S.A.F.E. Peer Educator program for a total of 4 credits over two semesters.

If you are intersted in SAFE, please call (603) 862-3823.