POWER / GAMMA
POWER/GAMMA aims to provide peer-facilitated health programming to the Ohio University community on topics such as alcohol, sexual assault, tobacco, stress, healthy eating, etc.
GAMMA: Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol
GAMMA is a leadership program specifically for fraternity and sorority members who agree to be advocates health-related issues for their chapter members. GAMMA members can lead the way for learning more about health and safety issues, and reduce high-risk behaviors that can cause harm to individuals or to the chapter. GAMMA at Ohio University is part of a national network of peer health educators through the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network.
POWER: Promoting Ohio University Wellness, Education and Responsibility
POWER is a nonprofit student organization of peer educators who address health and lifestyle issues facing college students. POWER is made up of Ohio University students who are recognized as nationally-certified peer health educators through the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network.
POWER holds weekly POWER Hours at the Baker University Center and provides educational programs for student organizations, residence halls and classes. Click here for this semester's schedule.
Why Join POWER/GAMMA?
- Make new friends
- Gain leadership experience
- Learn about health issues
- Work on important things
- Looks awesome on a resume!
If you make it through the application and interview, you will need to enroll in a class during spring quarter. The class meets for one hour on Monday-Thursday and is worth 4 credit hours. Throughout the quarter, you will learn everything there is to know about POWER/GAMMA and health issues that face our campus. Toward the end of the quarter you will take a National Certification Peer Health Educator test that will be submitted to Bacchus and Gamma. And presto! You are now an official peer educator! You will start your programs the following Fall Quarter.