Pioneers Educating and Empowering Responsible Students (PEERS) is a University of Wisconsin-Platteville peer education group that works towards shaping a safer, healthier, and more inclusive campus community.

  • Peer educators plan events and provide programs for fellow students on alcohol, sexual violence prevention, and bystander intervention.
  • They model safe and healthy behaviors and advocate for responsible decision making.
  • The Prevention & Education Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office trains and supervises the peer education group.
  • All members become Certified Peer Educators through the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

To contact the Prevention and Education Coordinator for more information, email or call 608.342.1854.

To request a PEERS educational event or classroom visit, email or fill out our online form.

Pillars of PEERS


We want to make sure that every Pioneer is well equipped with the information needed to be a respectful and responsible member of society. We teach students about:

  • Sexual violence prevention
  • Bystander intervention, which gives students the tools to keep their friends and community safe
  • Safe and responsible ways to use alcohol


PEERS offers an opportunity for students to lead campus-wide programs, as well as speak in classrooms to students.

We help aspiring student leaders by pairing them with experienced leaders to learn organizing and public speaking.

Promoting a Safe Campus

Students effectively receive messages from other students more effectively than from authority figures.

At PEERS activities, students can tell each other how important it is to respect each other and create a healthy campus culture.

Inclusivity is the key to PEERS. We think it is important to get students of all types to become campus leaders.


To join PEERS, fill out our online form on Pioneer Link or contact the Prevention and Education Coordinator for more information, email or call 608.342.1854.

Contact Information

Dean of Students

2300 Markee Pioneer Student Center