2019 NASPA Region II Peer Education Spring Conference

April 13, 2019
Millersville University

We invite you to join us for the 2019 NASPA Region II Peer Education Spring Conference at the Millersville University in Millersville, PA, April 13, 2019! Peer educators from across the region will gather to share, learn, and inspire.

This event was formerly known as the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region II Spring Conference - all past attendees are welcome and encouraged to register!

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The Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA Regional Conference is a great opportunity for your peer education group to: 

  • Get new program ideas on a variety of health & wellness issues relevant to working with college students 
  • Gain new knowledge and skills to support your peer education efforts 
  • Network with other peer educators & advisors from across the region
  • Learn how to revitalize, recruit and reenergize your organization
  • Learn more about how the Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA can support your efforts

There are numerous opportunities for student and advisor networking throughout the conference experience, both social and educational.  At this regional conference, peer educators gain the opportunity to connect with other peer educators in their own backyard, while advisors gain valuable time to discuss collaborative prospects for education and creating change across campuses. Whether you are able to bring your entire peer education group or just yourself, this experience is an incredible and rewarding opportunity to build and support our collective efforts in prevention and education.


Each year, Region II honors the work of outstanding peer educators and advisors at the regional conference by conferring awards. These awards include Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, and Outstanding Peer Education Group. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2019.


Student Advisory Committee

The Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is a group of students who provide input and direction to the planning of student-focused efforts and events, including spring conference and General Assembly. The SAC is composed of one director, elected annually at General Assembly, and one representative from each of NASPA's seven regions. The regional representatives are selected through an application-based process. We encourage you to review the position description and application, and apply soon! Materials must be emailed to bacchusadmin@naspa.org by April 15, 2019.


Presented By

BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate


Let others know you are coming!

Call for Programs

Region II invites you to submit a program proposal to present a 60-minute breakout session at our Spring Conference. Proposals from peer education groups and advisors are given preference. Proposals from other staff, faculty and prevention professionals are also welcome.

Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Health & Well-being

    All topics related to health and well-being at institutions of higher education are welcomed!

    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    • Sexual Health and Relationships
    • Mental Health
    • Nutrition and Fitness
    • Sexual Violence Prevention and Response​

  • Peer Education Group Issues

    • What are strategies to recruit and retain peer educators?
    • What models of peer education groups structure exist and how do they work?
    • How can peer educators evaluate their program effectiveness?
    • How can peer education groups involve a broader range of student sub-groups?
    • What makes a peer education retreat successful?
    • How do peer education groups deal constructively with conflict within the group?
    • What strategies and resources can peer education groups use to justify their work and funding to administrators and student government?​

  • Student Leadership and Development

    • ​What skills are needed for peer educators to be effective leaders?
    • What strategies can student leaders utilize to motivate peer educators?
    • What skills are needed to create change in peer education groups and on campus?
    • How can student leaders work productively with advisors and campus administrators?
    • How do peer educator student leadership skills translate to future academic pursuits and careers?
    • How can your work as a peer educator translate to the student affairs profession?

  • Advising Skills and Issues

    • What lessons can new advisors learn from experienced ones?
    • How can advisors operate a peer education group with minimal resources?​
    • How do advisors maintain excitement and engagement within the peer education group?
    • What are strategies for recruitment of new peer educators?
    • How can advisors better align learning objectives with peer educators' projects?

Submit Your
Proposal Online

Submit Proposal
Submission Timeline
  • March 27
    First Program Selections Announced - Rolling
  • April 5
    Final Call for Programs Deadline

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2019 NASPA Region II Peer Education Spring Conference.

Sarice Greenstein
Assistant Director, Culture of Respect
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Check back later for more updates on the schedule.

Sat, Apr 13

8am – 8:30am
8:30am – 8:45am
9am – 10am
10:15am – 11:15am
Breakout 1
11:30am – 12:30pm
Breakout 2
12:40pm – 2pm
Lunch and Awards
2:15pm – 3:15pm
Breakout 3
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Breakout 4


Registration is based on NASPA institutional membership status. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

Registration is now open!

Register Online

Registration Fees

Registration Deadline
after 04/05/2019
NASPA Member
NASPA non-member


General Information
Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA Staff
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Phone: 202.265.7500

Registration, Refunds, and Cancellations
Events Team
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Phone: 202.265.7500


Millersville University, Stayer Hall
Millersville, PA

The Heritage Hotel Lancaster is holding discounted rooms for conference participants. Please call 800-223-8963 or email bookings@hhgr.com and use the Group ID: MIL041219 or Region II Bacchus Conference to receive discounted rate.

Book before March 12 to recieve the discounted rate. 

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Heritage Hotel Lancaster
500 Centerville Road, Lancaster PA 17601
$107 - Single $117 - Double
  • Travel

    Philadelphia International Airport

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