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Women's Center

URI Peer Advocacy Program

The URI Peer Advocates are a team of specially trained students who create and perform interactive workshops and programs to educate and increase awareness regarding:

  • partner violence
  • stalking alcohol
  • sexual abuse
  • sexual harassment
  • drugs

To become a peer advocate:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You are interested in learning about these issues and in helping others
  • No previous training or experience is required
  • A minimum of 2 semester commitment is required

Peer Advocates will attend an interactive training (approximately 16 hours) offered in the beginning of each semester. In addition, twice-monthly meetings and in-service trainings will be provided.

How to apply:

  • Fill out the application and return it to Keith Labelle at the address provided on the application
  • All applications will be reviewed and references will be checked
  • All applicants will be interviewed prior to the start of training
  • Criminal background checks will be conducted

Note: Completion of the interview and/or training is not a guarantee of acceptance into the Peer Advocacy program.

If there are any questions or for additional applications call: Keith Labelle, Assistant Director, at 874-5222.