Peer Education Groups

Peer-Education Umbrella Network

Peer-Education Umbrella Network, better known as P.U.N., are student peer educators at Hastings College who focus on promoting a positive campus community that reflects the attitudes, behaviors and values of a healthy lifestyle.

P.U.N.'s trained student outreach presenters and advocates give ongoing supervision in a specific health topic area. Training includes skills based training and additional specific topic training. The students of P.U.N. take part in creating, planning and implementing health awareness weeks/months and programs throughout the Hastings College community.

Everyone is welcome to join any of the P.U.N. groups. For more information contact Beth Littrell at or stop by the Campus Heath Center.

The P.U.N. Groups

SHAC (Student Health Advisory Council)
This group educates the campus community on a variety of health-related issues. Some of the topics that SHAC addresses include blood drives, collecting “pink lids” to help fund Breast Cancer Research and educate campus on the breast cancer; educating young men on testicular cancer; sponsoring the campus Great American Smokeout/Spitout and QUIT programs; raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; educating campus on healthy living and stress reduction; and sponsoring the campus Health Fair every spring. Join the group anytime. SHAC meets at the Health Center Monday nights at 8 pm.

Active Minds
Active Minds at Hastings College is changing the conversation about mental health. Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health issues in order to educate others and encourage help seeking. They are changing the culture on campus and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities, and advocacy training. The weekly meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 pm at the Stone Health Center.

BACCHUS (Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students)
Encourages responsible decision-making concerning the use or non-use of alcohol and other drugs. They also encourage respect for the choices of others. Join the group anytime. BACCHUS meets at 6 pm on Wednesdays at the Health Center.

C.A.R.E. (College Acquaintance Rape Educators)
Through peer education provides accurate information about and skills for prevention of sexual violence, including information about healthy/unhealthy relationships. Application and tryouts take place in April. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 6 pm at the Stone Health Center.

Gay/Straight Alliance
The Alliance promotes and educates about safety, dignity and respect for students of all sexual orientations, including gay, lebian, straight bisexual, transgendered and questioning people, and strives to create a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for all.

To provide accurate information about and prevention of HIV/AIDS to the campus community, and to the larger community included Adams County.