Peers Educating Peers and Advancing Health


Through genuine peer education UNC Asheville’s PEPAH seeks to empower, inspire, and support fellow students as they take charge of their mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and sexual wellness. We are advocates for healthy lifestyle choices by providing resources to cultivate a diverse, all-inclusive and safe learning environment.

Who Are PEPAH interns?

PEPAH interns are UNC Asheville students who have joined PEPAH Crew and are ready to commit a year to educate and empower other students to make healthy life choices. Interns are chosen each spring by Health & Counseling Center staff after completing a formal application/interview process.

Each PEPAH intern completes a 4 day training that includes the Certified Peer Educator with the BACCHUS initiatives within NASPA. In addition to this, they have advanced leadership and training opportunities, as well as resume-building experiences in program development and outreach. The internship lasts the academic year and starts with a weekend of training prior to the start of the fall semester.

PEPAH Focus Groups:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • General Wellness
  • Sexual Assault/Prevention and Education
  • Opioids and Substance Misuse and Abuse
  • Mental Health

See PEPAH in the news:

UNC Asheville combats anxiety and depression

Physical health improves students mental health

UNCA community hopes to improve reputation of sexual misconduct discussions

Mixing alcohol and pills causes severe consequences

Student opinions on SGA show engagement within campus community could be improved

Interested in joining but have questions?

Email Kenda Mullert at

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