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Pack Peers

Wolfpack students promoting holistic health and wellness for the NC State campus community


The purpose of the Pack Peers program is to bring together a diverse group of students who have a passion for health care, health education and wellness. Pack Peers serve on a dedicated team of NC State student leaders whose main priority is promoting holistic well-being for the campus community. By assisting with outreach, planning programs and events, connecting others to necessary resources and facilitating workshops, peer educators seek to educate, empower and promote a healthy lifestyle for fellow students. Health and wellness topics include alcohol and other drugs, sexual health and consent, stress management, healthy sleep, self-care, healthy habits, general wellness and others.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement various health promotion programs and initiatives
  • Educate students about health and wellness topics listed above
  • Attend peer educator meetings, typically twice a month with no meetings during academic breaks
  • Represent Campus Health and maintain professionalism in behavior and dress code
  • Prepare materials/content for educational workshops and programs for fraternity and sorority life, residence life, academic courses, student organizations and others as requested
  • Connect students and student organizations to appropriate resources and services that improve/maintain their well-being
  • Clinical shadowing opportunities for students interested in medical careers
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in health promotion, public health, or health and wellness
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated and passionate to conduct presentations and educate the campus community about a variety of health topics
  • Current degree seeking NC State student enrolled in six or more credits
  • Must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA each semester


  • Attend and participate in training and all Pack Peers meetings unless given proper communication (by email 24 hours in advance) about not being able to attend
  • Complete the Introduction to Public Health in North Carolina hosted by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health
  • Complete the Certified Peer Health Educator Training Course through NASPA, at NO COST!
  • Commitment to working health education programs, including evenings and weekends
  • Complete online health education and addition trainings as requested
  • Staff outreach events on a variety of topics


  • Free Campus Health polos, shirts and other apparel from events
  • Gain valuable communication, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Connect and make friends from across the campus community
  • Opportunities to attend conferences and other professional development courses and certifications
  • Become a student leader on campus and promote healthy choices and behaviors on campus


For questions about the program or additional information, please contact Daniel Passonno, Health Educator, at