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Dukes Step Up!

The University Health Center is seeking dynamic, energetic student leaders!

Background: Students are often faced with situations where they can help – a friend, a peer, a teammate, a group member, or a complete stranger - in a social situation. Unfortunately we often lack the knowledge and skills to be able to step up when the time is right. We want YOU to teach the incoming class of 2020 how to do this!

Job Description: We are seeking facilitators for the Dukes Step Up! program that will run during orientation week this fall. You will be specially trained to co-facilitate a 75-minute, interactive program with FROG groups on-campus. The goal of this program is to encourage fellow students to become more aware of their surroundings, and to develop the skills necessary to intervene in situations involving hazing, intimate partner violence, or alcohol before they become emergencies.

 Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, students must:

  • Have comfort speaking in front of a large group (up to 40 participants).
  • Possess an energetic, dynamic personality with the ability to work with diverse personalities in a training setting.  
  • Commit to 3 training sessions between March 14 - April 14 (times to be determined)
  • Be in Harrisonburg and FULLY available for training on August 24thth (12:30pm-7:00pm), and for program delivery on August 25th (11:00am - 9:30pm).
    • Please note that students who will be living on campus will be able to move into their residence halls early.
    • For students who are living off-campus, we can work with you on accommodations for early move-in.

Compensation: You will also receive a $100 stipend for your time.  Students will also receive a Dukes Step Up! t-shirt, catered meals for fall training, other incentives, and will be qualified to facilitate future Dukes Step Up! programs throughout the school year.

Next Steps: For more information and/or to complete an application, attend one of the following interest sessions in The Well, first floor of the Student Success Center:

                Monday, Feb. 15th: 1:30pm

                Tuesday, Feb. 16th: 11:00am

                Wednesday, Feb. 17th: 10:30am and noon

                Thursday, Feb. 18th: 12:30pm and 2:00pm

                Friday, Feb. 19th: 2:30pm

Questions? Contact Tia Mann.

The goals of Dukes Step Up! are to:

Raise awareness of helping behaviors

Increase motivation to help

Learn strategies for effective helping

Develop confidence when responding to problems or concerns

Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others

Just one Duke can make a difference!