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Office of Equity and Diversity

Social Justice Peer Educators

The Social Justice Peer Educator Program began in August of 2014, in an effort to increase Diversity Education’s engagement with students and to cultivate a more inclusive campus climate. The Social Justice Peer Educators Program currently consists of 5 undergraduate students who are hired on as student staff with Diversity Education. Under the guidance of the Diversity Education Program Coordinator, the Social Justice Peer Educators are tasked with developing and implementing educational programs and trainings for their undergraduate peers, which advance equity, diversity, and social justice. The entire Social Justice Peer Educator Program is a multilayered transformative educational program whereby the Social Justice Peer Educators undergo extensive social justice leadership development and mentorship, which supports them in building an inclusive community and also guides them in developing social justice educational programs for their peers at WSU. Examples of past educational programs created and facilitated by the Social Justice Peer Educators includes “Microaggressions 101,” “Power and Privilege,” “Understanding Intersectionality as a Residence Assistant,” “We’re A Culture, Not a Costume: Halloween Costume Social Justice Teach-in,” as well as “I Got Your Back: Redefining Masculinity”.

Social Justice Peer Educators sitting in front of a cultural house.

Social Justice Peer Educators sitting in front of La Casa Latina.