Social Change Peer Educators

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The Social Change Peer Educator Team engages undergraduate students as peer educators on the outcomes of diversity, inclusion, identity, and leadership. Peer educators are trained to facilitate a variety of workshops for campus partners and student organizations on behalf of the Center for Leadership & Social Change.

As Social Change Peer Educators, students:

  • Commit to understanding the multiple layers of our identity and the identities of others
  • Create a campus environment that encourages awareness of social issues
  • Identify and facilitate leadership learning as a process
  • Employ dialogue skills about and across difference

Upcoming events

Have a G.O.O.D. Week: Getting Out Our Dialogue
Feb. 24-28
Join the Social Change Peer Educators and the Center for Leadership & Social Change as they host a G.O.O.D. Week full of dialogues and creating space! The goal of this week is to present opportunities for the Florida State community for Getting Out Our Dialogue (G.O.O.D.). Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, SCPE will offer several unique presentations and dialogues centered on identity and culminating in an art show on Friday, Feb. 28.

G.O.O.D. Week Events

Transgender: What Does it Mean? A Panel!
Monday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.
Have you ever been curious about the transgender community? Don't know any transgender people, or what questions to ask the ones you know? Then this event is for you! Join us for a Panel and Q&A Session of Florida State University's own transgender student body.

“Mwen Latinx” Period Pooh!” A conversation of Haitians being LatinX
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m.
A conversation surrounding anti-blackness around Haitians being considered a part of the LatinX diaspora. Join us as we unpack the layers of LatinX identity and explore the socialization of who gets to be LatinX! “Se Gwo Koze”

The Ethics of "Traveling Ethically"
Thursday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
This dialogue invites everyone interested in international experiences such as traveling, studying, or working abroad to come and consider the ethics of traveling ethically. What is traveling ethically? Is it possible in today's world? We will discuss the morality of traveling to certain countries and how we can travel ethically!

Friday, Feb. 28 at Union Bank, 7-9 p.m.
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2) a person or thing that exists or is present in a place but is not seen.
3) a group of people, especially soldiers or police, stationed in a particular place.
An art exhibition showcasing photographed portraits of black women intended to open dialogue on the topics of black beauty and beauty standards while building community through shared experience. The event will incorporate a documentary viewing and artist talk. Dress in something you'd like your picture taken in and come ready to mingle and dance. Open to the public.



Request a workshop, training or presentation

The Social Change Peer Educator Team offers Level 1, Level 2, and Special Topic workshops. For full impact, we recommend allotting 60 minutes for the requested session. Following the approval of the workshop, requester should have at least five confirmed participants at least a week prior to the scheduled date.

We encourage requests to be submitted at least three weeks in advance, as we may be unable to fulfill requests sent without sufficient notice.


Current offerings

Identity 101 – Identity is the starting place for personal development. Participants will explore the complex layers of personal and social identities. Participants will also define their own identities and dialogue about their similarities and differences in order to be better prepared to approach the leadership process.

Leadership 101 – “Am I a leader?” Traditional perceptions of leadership will be challenged to make way for a more accessible approach to leadership efficacy, one that participants can apply to both their future leadership experiences and their daily lives.

Becoming a Change Agent – “What can I do to make a difference in my community?” Participants will walk through the process of narrowing their passions, identifying a tangible change goal, and recognizing the value of relationships in creating change in their community.

Become a Social Change Peer Educator

The Social Change Peer Educator Team is a Federal Work Study opportunity available to undergraduate students interested in working as a student assistant for the Center for Leadership & Social Change. Students should be familiar with on-going social issues and social justice trends in the world and have an interest in facilitation, leadership learning, identity exploration, diversity, and inclusion. Student volunteers can also participate in the program. Please contact Shane Whittington at or 850-645-6856 if interested in a Federal Work Study position with the team.

This position is designed to engage undergraduate students in a program to serve as peer educators on the outcomes of diversity, leadership, and service. Through facilitation and dialogue the peer sits at the intersection of all three, collaborating with campus organizations, departments, units, and community members who hope to engage and learn.


  • Participate in in-depth facilitator trainings
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and presentations
  • Assist with developing training, content, and education around the outcomes of diversity, inclusion, identity, and leadership
  • Assist with marketing and recruitment for workshops, trainings, and presentations 
  • Support on-going assessment through data inputting and sharing of the workshops, trainings, and presentations
  • Manage reservation process and communication with groups, organizations, departments, and offices who request specific workshops, trainings, or presentations
  • Support logistical needs (copying, scanning, supply ordering, supply organizing, printing, etc.) for intentional learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff


  • Previous participation or experience with a leadership, diversity, or service based program (i.e. LeaderShape, Service Leadership Seminar, Leadership LOGIC, MLS, SJAT, FSAB, Community Ambassadors, etc.)
  • Familiarity with on-going social issues and social justice trends in the worlds
  • Interest in facilitation, leadership learning, diversity, and inclusion
  • Initiative to take on tasks and see them through to completion
  • Federal work study preferred, but not required 

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are open through March 16. For more information regarding this position, email


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