The purpose of the SHARE Peer Program is to:
- Plan activities, programs, and events to raise awareness on campus about sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking
- Facilitate evidence-based primary prevention workshops (e.g., bystander intervention, healthy relationship education)
- Facilitate access to SHARE and other campus resources
- Serve as the liaisons between the student body and the SHARE office to convey concerns, needs or issues pertaining to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking
Types of Membership
Each Full Member will serve as spokespersons, student mentors, and referral agents for the SHARE office. Supervised by SHARE staff, the SHARE Peers provide workshops and programming to empower students with healthy relationship skills and to promote active bystander behavior. They can support students on campus who are experiencing unhealthy relationships or other SHARE-related issues by offering peer support, discussing resources, and accompanying students to meetings for support. SHARE Peers are designated as private resources on campus; this means they are not required to report SHARE-related disclosures to Title IX, but are required to check in with confidential SHARE staff when they receive disclosures. This process helps ensure self-care for the SHARE Peers, assists them with information to share with the student and with connecting the student to SHARE or other campus resources. SHARE Peers are not confidential and as such, are subject to legal subpoenas and university investigation processes, if applicable. For more information about confidential, private and non-confidential resources, visit our Resources page or contact us directly via email or phone.
Students at Princeton who are interested in becoming a SHARE peer must:
- Maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA
- Have a clear judicial history with no sanctions of probation or higher
- Attend weekly meetings (day and time are designated by the group each semester)
- Participate in the planning and implementation of Domestic Violence (October) and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) events/programs/activities
- Serve as a resource to residential college zee groups
- Attend trainings: 4 days during freshmen orientation
- Provide student support by staffing the UMatter bus for one shift on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night per semester (co-staffed by Peer Health Advisers)
Applying to Be a Peer
The application process begins each spring semester and includes a 3 tier process of:
- Submitting an application (application opens in Feb.)
- Participating in a peer-to-peer interview, facilitated by 1 or 2 SHARE Peers
- Meeting with one SHARE staff member for a 1-on-1 interview
Are you unable to make that kind of commitment but still interested in being involved with SHARE? Check out Allied Membership for more details on how to apply to be an AM.
SHARE Peers subscribe to common values, competencies and a code of conduct. As such, the SHARE staff welcomes any feedback, including affirming feedback, you would like to share regarding your experiences with SHARE Peers. To do so, please complete our anonymous form.
Equal Opportunity Organization
The SHARE Peer Program does not discriminate against any applicant based upon age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, parental status, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.