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.
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 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.
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.
Interested? To become a POWER/ GAMMA member, you must submit an application fall semester by October 3rd. You can pick up an application at Health Promotion, 355 Baker University Center or click the following link:
If you make it through the application and interview, you will need to enroll in a class during spring semester. The class is worth up to 3 credit hours. Throughout the semester, you will learn everything there is to know about POWER/GAMMA and health issues that face our campus. After one year of service you will take a National Certification Peer Health Educator test that will be submitted to Bacchus and Gamma. After completion of the course you will start your programs the following fall semester.