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Alcohol Peer Educators


The Alcohol Peer Educators take a harm reduction approach to college student drinking. Programming emphasizes student safety and health for our students who choose to drink. Our presentation approach is interactive, candid, and realistic. To schedule a presentation, or to learn more about us, contact Lauretta Perry at

Is APE a good fit for you?

We are looking for students who have an interest in learning about a wide spectrum of alcohol and chemical health topics and sharing that information with other students in various ways, including classroom presentation, community presentations, residential housing unit discussions, tabling, and poster campaigns.
The following are a sample of the topics covered by the alcohol peer educators:

  • Recognizing and responding to the Signs of Alcohol Overdose
  • Risk Reduction  (metabolism, serving size, buddy system, physiology of shots/pulls)
  • UMD and city policies related to alcohol
  • Phases of drinking
  • The role of alcohol in sexual assault
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Predatory Drugs (“roofies”)
  • Weed, Adderall and other prescription drugs commonly used on campuses

APE Training

APE members have training in a variety of topics through the year. Some of the speakers we have had include:

  • UMD Campus Police
  • Center for Drug and alcohol Treatment
  • Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA)
  • Detox
  • Research of current trends


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