Center for Excellence in Peer Education

The Center for Excellence in Peer Education (CEPE) prepares outstanding students to mentor, tutor, and assist their peers in both curricular and co-curricular settings. The Center offers resources, services, and training opportunities to the College of Charleston campus and to other college and university peer educator groups interested in improving and/or expanding their peer educator programs.

The Center for Excellence in Peer Education embraces the College of Charleston core purpose and values to enhance the students’ overall developmental achievement, while incorporating collaboration with the campus and Charleston community. The Peer Education program increases student success by creating student leaders who will assist and guide their fellow students to integrate positively, academically, and socially at the College of Charleston. The fundamental base of the Peer Education program was generated from student development studies, concepts, and theories within higher education. The training, and overall program, deriving from the Center for Excellence in Peer Education aims at enriching the students’ experiences and attaining valuable life skills for both the peer educators and the students whose lives they influence.

The CEPE in the News
First Year Experience Classes Offer Transformational Opportunities, by Dan Dickison, November 9, 2021
Center for Excellence in Peer Education Celebrates 10 Years, by Rachel Greene Phillips, October 6, 2021
Pillars of Success, by Darcie Goodwin, June 28, 2021
CofC Faculty, Staff Recognized for Outstanding Service to First-Year Students, by Alicia Lutz, May 19, 2021
Student Activist Paves Way for Change, Healing, by Alicia Lutz, March 18, 2021
10 Study Tips for Acing Finals, by Dan Dickison, December 7, 2020
Chief Diversity Officer: ‘This is a Year of Action,’ by Amanda Kerr, September 20, 2020
Graduating Arts Student illuminates the History of Art, by Alicia Lutz, May 9, 2019
CofC Senior Finds a Formula for Maximizing Opportunity, by Dan Dickison, October 9, 2018
CofC Honors Exceptional Students with Yearly Awards, by Dan Dickison, May 12, 2017
First Lady, by Mark Berry, March 26, 2015
College Employees Recognized for Easing Transition for First-Year Students, The College Today, May 14, 2013
College Peer Mentors Help Middle Schoolers with Rachel’s Challenge, The College Today, September 1, 2011
Changes to Help Retention Rate and Student Transition, The College Today, August 30, 2011
College Opens One of Nation’s First Peer Education Centers, The College Today, August 29, 2011
 CEPE PF 2017