2016 Application and FAQ

APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/PN6XicV0WMA0HMwI2


When is the 2016 application due?

The application is due on Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 PM.

Who is eligible to apply?

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible. All genders are welcome.

Will everyone who submits an application get an interview?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer an interview to every applicant. The exact number of interviews offered will be dependent upon the number of applications that we receive.

What is the interview process like?

Interviews will be conducted in groups of 4 applicants, and will be one hour long. There will also be short individual interviews conducted as a part of the hour-long session.

Do I already have to be knowledgeable about sexual health and assault?

No! All of the information that you need to know will be covered in training. We don’t expect you to be an expert already. We are just looking for passionate people who feel comfortable talking about these topics and want to educate others.

What is the training process like? Is it a big time commitment?

Training is scheduled for Tuesday evenings at 6:45-9:00 PM at Searle, as well as a small group discussion lasting approximately 2 hours which can be scheduled during the week as the group decides. It is an in-depth process in which you will hear from CARE staff and guest speakers, learn about peer education, and build your knowledge and ability to discuss sexual health and assault. It is also an incredibly fun time in which you get to eat lots of free snacks and bond with the other members of your training class! You are expected to be present at all training sessions.

If I can’t attend training, can I still apply to be a member of SHAPE?

Unfortunately, you will not be considered for membership if you are unable to attend training.

What is the time commitment like after training?

After training is over, SHAPE members meet weekly at Searle from 6-7 PM on Wednesdays. Members also spend some time each week doing work for their committees (i.e. planning events or training, working our portable gazebo (the G-Spot), finding/creating online content, giving presentations). The exact time commitment per week varies by committee.

What is peer education?

Being a peer educator can be many things; you are a listener, a role model, an eductor, and a friend. Training will equip you to support your friends and peers as an individual, as well as to communicate messages around consent and healthy sexuality as a facilitator. Being a peer educator is about being a member of Northwestern’s community who understands how issues of sexual violence and sexual health impact us, and making a commitment to step up when change needs to happen. SHAPE members are leaders in promoting a culture of healthy sexuality at Northwestern.


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