BTW: Bridge to Wellness Peer Educators
Creating a campus culture that prioritizes individual well-being and community health
BTW peer leaders educate and empower students to prioritize well-being and practice healthy decision making around substance use, stress management, nutrition, fitness, body image, mental health, and social connectedness. BTW works to increase access and strengthen connections between students and campus resources. Through workshops, training and communications, BTW strives to enhance the student experience at Brandeis for all.
Meet the BTW Peer educators
BTW offers the following workshops and tabling programs:
Watch Your BAC
This workshop covers important alcohol information and safety strategies.
This workshop covers important cannabis information and safety strategies.
This workshop covers important stress management information and strategies.
This workshop covers important sleep information and strategies.
Building Healthy Group Bonds
This workshop covers important information about healthy group bonding. This workshop is recommended for clubs, teams, and Greek chapters looking to develop positive bonds.
What is a Standard Drink?
This BTW tabling program invites participants to try pouring a standard drink of wine, beer, and liquor.
This BTW tabling program invites participants to answer trivia questions about cannabis.
This BTW tabling program gives participants information about mindfulness and includes giveaways.
This BTW tabling program invites participants to take a personalized sleep assessment and includes giveaways.
How to request a BTW workshop:
BTW peer educators offer workshops and programming for residents, clubs and orgs, athletic teams, and other undergraduate student groups.
In order to make sure BTW can plan appropriately, please submit your request 2 weeks in advance.
BTW is organized into two subcommittees.
This team plans and executes in-person and virtual events for the Brandeis community.
This team focuses on producing educational social media content for multiple platforms.
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now closed!
BTW is a paid student leadership position supervised by the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion (HAWP). BTW peer educators complete approximately 40 hours of training each fall. During the academic year, they work 4-6 hours per week. View the job description. For more information, contact Leah Berkenwald at email@example.com.