Students selected for this program will be highly trained in dealing with survivors of sexual assault. Advocates may also be called upon to provide support to friends of survivors in the Earlham community.
Please read this web page completely before proceeding with an application.Refer to this web page when completing the application. Completing the application does not assure your acceptance into the advocate program since there are a limited number of openings; however, completing the application is a required first step.
Completed applications should be emailed to one of the program supervisors Trayce Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Grace Sanford at email@example.com by Friday, February 10, 2012.
Participants will be required to complete the 40-hour advocate training as well as to attend a weekly practicum and other continuing education after the 40-hour advocate training ends. Due to the extensive training, we ask that all program volunteers commit to two consecutive semesters on campus.
The application is the first of three steps in the selection process. The members of the selection committee will be the only individuals with access to the information you provide and all information will be held in strictest confidence. The supervisors of the program are Trayce Peterson (Director of Multicultural Affairs, Religious Life Associate) and Jessica Grace Sanford (Student Counseling Services).
After your application is received, you will be invited for a brief individual interview. If selected for the advocate training, you will be required to attend 40-hours of training at the beginning of the fall semester. This training will take place over two months. You must attend the entire training. No exceptions will be made. Refer to the attached training schedule and agenda for more information.
Thank you again for your interest in Earlham College’s Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates Program. If you have any further questions, please email Trayce Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Grace Sanford at email@example.com .
Summary of application process:
- Complete the written application and return by deadline.
- Consent for the release of your academic and conduct records to program supervisors.
- Provide references of two Earlham community members.
- Attend brief initial interview with the program supervisors before the training.
- Complete the 40-hour advocate training.
- Attend the exit interview with the program supervisors. This is when you will learn if you have been selected as an advocate for the program for the upcoming semester.