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Posted on February 10, 2015

Two people work on peer mentoring project. BACCHUS Area 11 Regional Conference
“Igniting the Future of Peer Education”
Feb. 28
Convocation Center 

More than 100 peer educators from universities in three states are expected to attend the BACCHUS Area 11 Regional Conference, “Igniting the Future of Peer Education” Feb. 28 in the Convocation Center.

BACCHUS is a university- and community-based network of more than 8,000 student leaders and advisers who work with over 4 million peers on more than 330 campuses nationwide.

Options@CalU peer educators are certified through BACCHUS, which stands for Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students. The nonprofit organization now is a division of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Through grants from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Options@CalU peer educators provide interactive programming and education to reduce underage and dangerous drinking and other high-risk behavior, especially among first-year students. 

Attend the conference

BACCHUS Area 11 consists of member schools from Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, but the conference is open to any peer educator from any school.

Speakers include Wendy Krisak, BACCHUS coordinator for Pennsylvania and director of counseling at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. 

Through Feb. 20, cost to attend is $60 per member, or $90 for non-members. A late registration fee will be added after Feb. 20. 

More information

To register for the conference, contact Bob Mehalik at 724-938-4775 or

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