Are you a STAR?

  • Do you like peer theater?
  • Do you enjoy meeting new people?
  • Do you like to educate your peers about sexual assault and relationship violence?
  • Do you want to empower students to become advocates for a non-violent community?
  • Do you want to make a positive impact on campus?
  • Do you want to end sexual and interpersonal violence and stalking?

If you answer "YES" to these questions We WANT YOU!!! 

How to Get Involved?

What is STARS?

Students Talking about Relationship and Sex (S.T.A.R.S.) is a sex-positive peer theater prevention program which promotes safety and improve quality of life by educating students about issues of interpersonal violence including: sexual assault, relationship violence, same-sex violence, stalking, consent and healthy relationships.

What does STARS Peer Theater do?

The S.T.A.R.S. interactive theater program initiates dialogue about interpersonal violence using improvisational theater. Students have the opportunity to learn about these issues in a fun and interactive way.

What is the responsibility of being a STARS Peer Educator?

S.T.A.R.S. Peer Educators will facilitate workshops on campus designed to promote awareness and safety in the CSUSM community. They will be responsible for promoting the program, educate and empower students to become active bystanders and allies. The STAR Peer Educator position is voluntary and requires a one year committment. Students will be trained during the Fall semester and will be conducting the peer theater workshops/presentations in the Spring to various departments, student organizations, and classes.

Benefits of being a STARS Peer Educator

  • Earn 2 unit class credit
  • Work with fun, inspiring and passionate group of students who want to create social change on campus and educating their peers on sexual and relationship violence
  • Develop professional skills and interests
  • Gain great co-curricular experience for your resume
  • Get more involved and interact with other student organizations/campus departments

Do I qualify as a STARS Peer Educator?

The S.T.A.R.S. peer theater prevention program seeks men and women who wants to make a positive impact on campus. We are looking for students who can lead the fun, interactive, sex-positive peer theater workshops/presentations as a tool for social change. Some experience or qualities includes:

  • Experience in sexual assault and relationship violence prevention or response (Encouraged, but not Necessary)
  • Experience with improvisational theater is great, but not necessary
  • Committment to social justice, equity and healthy relationships.
  • Must have excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Enthusiasm, leadership, and ability to connect with other students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work dollaboratively with diverse student, staff, faculty and community members.
  • Ability to work both independently and function as a collaborative member of a team.
  • Can commit for one year Fall 2014-Spring 2015.
  • Is available for class trainings on Fridays during 10-11:50 am.

How Do I Apply for STARS?

Please submit the completed application to Cathy Nguyen via email at cnguyen@csusm.edu or stars@csusm.edu. Additional questions can be answered by calling Cathy 760-750-4917.

Applications are DUE August 20, 2014.