Mission

Husky to Husky is a peer education group focused on educating the Northeastern community on a range of wellness topics including: mental health, domestic violence, and alcohol toxicity. The Husky to Husky peer educators work to bridge the gap between students and services with the goal of increasing access and availability.

Become a peer educator

All Husky to Husky peer educators must complete a mandatory three hour general training, as well as a one and half to three hour supplemental training on any or all topics of their choosing (mental health, domestic violence, and/or alcohol toxicity).

We ask that all peer educators have time in their schedules to commit to completing the required amount of attendance points for each semester.

We are looking for students who are passionate, committed, mature, creative, and comfortable with public speaking.

If you are interested, we encourage you to apply! Applications can be completed on a rolling basis, however, we will not be taking new peer educators until Fall 2019. Since the Fall 2018 training has passed, we will contact you about upcoming training opportunities. Find the full list of requirements and responsibilities in the application form.

Feel free to email open@northeastern.edu or call 617-373-4459 for more information or questions about upcoming trainings.

Request a Program or Presentation

Husky to Husky peer educators can facilitate programs in student groups, on residence floors, and in collaboration with other programs or events.

Maintaining Health and Wellness is a 30-minute program that focuses on stress, stress management, and self-care. Peer educators will facilitate a brief meditation activity, followed by a discussion around the culture of stress. The presentation will then offer strategies to maintain a healthy mindset and where to go on campus for confidential resources.

If you’re interested in this program email open@northeastern.edu.

The One Love Foundation is a national organization founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, who was killed as a result of intimate partner violence. One Love works with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.

Trained peer One Love Ambassadors lead the 90-minute Escalation Workshop which consists of a powerful video plus a discussion on warning signs of partner violence, how to support a friend in a relationship that is unhealthy or abusive, and how to intervene in order to prevent violence in our community.

Email open@northeastern.edu to request a One Love workshop.

The Red Watch Band is a program that was created at Stony Brook University and was brought Northeastern University. The mission of the Red Watch Band is to provide students of the community with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect.

The Red Watch Band program is a student-led initiative aimed at encouraging students to identify dangerous levels of intoxication, and to call for help if their friends have had too much to drink.

Events occur one to two times per semester, in partnership with NU EMS and RWB peer educators. Email open@northeastern.edu to find out dates and times of upcoming RWB events.

Peer educators can come into meetings to discuss campus resources related to health and wellness and how to access these resources. They are trained to answer questions about where to go on campus.

Peer educators can facilitate activities on alcohol education, sexual health, consent and healthy relationships. They can also bring information and handouts on Northeastern resources to tabling events and programs. Please email open@northeastern.edu for more information.