Who We Are
The WellCAT Ambassadors are a group of peer educators that advocate for overall health and well-being at Kansas State University. The WellCATs provide education, host events, collaborate with other groups, and serve as role models in order to promote total wellness to their peers on campus. They are knowledgeable in a variety of health issues pertinent to the college population including sexual health, alcohol use, bystander intervention, eating disorder prevention, food safety, nutrition, physical activity, physical health, and more! For a complete list of available presentations, click here.
The WellCAT Ambassadors program is dedicated to preparing peer educators to be: knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers; to present accurate and evidence-based health information to K-State students through presentations; to provide campus leadership by serving as positive role models; to serve as a liaison between campus and Lafene Health Center; and to aid students in making healthy decisions to be successful while in college and after they graduated from K-State.
How We're Trained
After applying, interviewing, and being accepted into the program, each WellCAT Ambassador completes a 0-3 credit-hour, semester-long course, EDCEP 311: Interaction and Guidance for the Paraprofessional. Throughout this inaugural semester, the Ambassadors are trained on how to serve as an effective peer educator, are certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED, and explore the various health topics in which they promote. This course also connects them to the abundant resources available on campus so that they may serve as a liaison between the services provided and the student body.