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Golden ARCHES Peer Health Education Program

Group picture of Golden ARCHES Peers

Advocating Responsible Choices through Health Education and Support

  • Golden ARCHES is a peer health education group at UC Riverside, focused on the topics of alcohol and other drugs, safe partying, sexual health, and nutrition & fitness.
  • Golden ARCHES believes in providing UC Riverside’s students with accurate and honest health information, skills, and resources, so students can make informed decisions that enhance their personal health and well-being.
  • Golden ARCHES peers are advocates for responsible decision-making when it comes to individuals’ health, and for creating a campus community that nurtures and supports these decisions.
  • Golden ARCHES peer educators gain valuable experience in health education programming, and serve as positive role models for their peers.

2019-2020 Team:

Student Staff: Stephanie Jimenez, Kayla Kin, Ashley Lopez, and Tammy Van

Golden Arches Advisor: Marisol Torres, Health Educator, The Well

2018-2019 GA Campus wide Efforts

15,000
condoms were distributed
Over 800
Golden ARCHES Be SEXcellent brochures were distributed
956
Students educated through request-a-programs

GA Awareness Campaigns

What we do?

  • Golden ARCHES peer health educators are frequently asked to provide educational presentations for groups of students on campus or in housing. These include presentations and discussions about safe partying, and sexual health & responsibility.
  • Golden ARCHES peers regularly do outreach and tabling events, where we promote healthy behaviors and choices, as well as promoting the other services and programs put on by The Well.
  • We work collaboratively with other peer groups and departments to bring UCR students health-related campaigns, services, and events. Recent examples include planning the Sexual Health Fair, tabling at Stress Recess, creating campaigns to display around campus.
  • Golden ARCHES peers also bring expert speakers to campus, in our main topic areas.

How to get involved

  • Golden ARCHES peer health educators are recruited each spring for the following academic year but there are still ways to get involved 
  • If you are interested in learning more stop by The WELL (HUB 248) or email goldenarches@ucr.edu 

Golden Arches Testimonials

I love how accepting and caring everybody is in Golden ARCHES… I get to do something I like with people I like.
GA Volunteer
Golden ARCHES has connected me with friendly people who want to be involved in…health…education. I love the presentations we get to present to students on campus.
GA Volunteer
I love what y’all do for the school community and I am honored to assist with [Golden ARCHES] programs.
GA Volunteer
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