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Academic Integration

Students have the opportunity to be involved in Peer Education programs at Stony Brook. These programs extend beyond regular course load, and helps to broaden students’ knowledge on a variety of topics. The programs offered teach students the skills required to spread their knowledge through interactions with peers. Stony Brook University offers Peer Education programs in HIV/AIDS reduction and in Diversity awareness.

AIDS Peer Education

AIDS Peer Education addresses issues of HIV transmission and risk reduction, including identifying opportunities to discuss risk and promote risk reduction, and supporting the process of behavior change.  The core of the preparation is a two-course, two semester sequence for which students earn a total of six credits. As a result of being an AIDS Peer Educator, students will learn skills that will help them speak with their peers about risk reduction.


Thursdays 3:50 pm to 5:30pm
One Tuesday per month 3:50pm to 5:30pm
Fall/Spring Weekend Retreat

  • Fall semester retreat is scheduled for early September at an off-campus location.
  • Spring semester retreats are a series of day long sessions on campus.

For more information please contact Marisa Jeffers at


Diversity Peer Education

The Diversity Peer Education program will train students on how to effectively engage others, analyze situations, and bring about change in the campus context through the lens of diversity and social justice. The skills learned in this class will not just be applicable to situations related to diversity, but also will encourage students to reflect on themselves, their own experiences, and develop their interpersonal skills. In this program, diversity will be defined as differences in human social identities in the broadest sense (diversity of religion, diversity of socioeconomic class, diversity of race, diversity of sex, diversity of sexual orientation, and more). This 400-level class is sponsored through the department of Africana Studies and grants internship credit to participating students.


Spring Only
Wednesdays (11 am to 12:40 pm)
Spring Retreat

*Spring semester retreat is a required even t. There is also a group interview event in the interview process, which will occur on  Wednesday, November 30th from 1pm-2pm, during campus lifetime

For more information about the DPE program, please contact Savonne Proctor at     or Judy Jaquez at