The Greek Peer Educator Program was conceived by Dr. Sandra L. Caron in January 1990 as an outreach program for the University of Maine Greek System. Greek organizations were designed to promote leadership, scholarship, and community service in a network of brotherhood and sisterhood. Caron created the Greek Peer Educator program to promote a better understanding of the issues surrounding substance abuse and sexuality with Greek organizations in mind. The program is made up of specially trained undergraduate Greek students who provide information on these issues to fraternities, sororities, and special programs on campus. Primary responsibilities include conducting workshops, designing and distributing educational materials, and assisting in community health fairs. Among the group’s educational undertakings is a new video entitled, “Liquor, Lust and the Law,” which is designed to complement the Greek Peer Educator Poster Series.
Image Description: GPE Fall 2010