We are a peer education program that focuses on alcohol abuse prevention and other student health and safety issues. Our mission is to actively promote peer education as a useful element of campus health education and wellness efforts. Through education and activities designed to increase awareness of changing student health and safety issues, GAMMA focuses on the development and promotion of positive lifestyles and decision-making skills. In addition to alcohol issues, we also support educational efforts on various health and wellness topics such as sexual responsibility, time management, stress, relationship problems and sexual assault.
Peer education, or students helping students, is at the core of our association. Students not only become more educated on student health and safety issues, but they also develop greater self-confidence, confrontation skills, and communication skills. They become effective at problem solving, decision-making and program planning. Peer educators are not only given the opportunity to plan various social events, but will be given the opportunity to work with a group of students and create and present their own unique educational program to both the Greek community and the campus as a whole.
GAMMA conducts programs, campaigns, and projects which create awareness, educate students, and encourage responsible decision-making. We try to plan programs according to the needs of our campus. During the 2010-2011 year, GAMMA sponsored events such as Mocktails, After Party, GAMMA Gating and co-sponsored events such as the keynote lecturer Linda Hancock and the Emporia State University Safe Spring Break program.
Meeting Time: Every other Thursday at 5pm in the Counseling Center Meeting Room
For questions regarding membership or becoming involved, contact:
Nate Harris, Co-President
Kelsey Waller, Co-President
GAMMA Constitution (PDF)
GAMMA Guide (PDF)