Peers Understanding, Listening, Supporting, Educating (PULSE) is a nationally awarded Peer Health Education program that supports the health and wellbeing of all Cal Poly students. The program is comprised of five teams, each dedicated to a specific area of education: Sexual Wellbeing (EROS), Mental Wellbeing (REAL), Nutrition and Fitness (HEAT), General Health & Wellbeing (POW), and Alcohol & Cannabis and Other Drug Education (ACOD). Every student volunteer is professionally trained and a Certified Peer Educator through NASPA. 

Our mission

The Peer Wellness Programs is a collaborative effort among student-led teams that each serve an active role in seeking to achieve a balanced, thriving campus at Cal Poly. We strive to promote healthy lifestyle management through an intersectional lens by empowering students with knowledge, skills, and resources to achieve holistic well-being for themselves and their community. Our primary goal is to develop virtual programming that is fun, safe, supportive, interactive, and educational that reach the entire campus community regardless of background or identity.

Collaborate with Us

Faculty, staff, and the campus community can request an educational presentation by one of our peer-led teams during the academic school year. Submit a presentation request by filling out the Presentation Request Form. Your completed form will be sent to the wellbeing services email at wellbeing@calpoly.edu. Contact us!

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Submit a Presentation Request

Faculty, staff, and the campus community can request an educational presentation by one of our teams during the academic school year. 

You are also welcome to call, email, or stop by our office within the lower level of the Health Center (27-10) with any questions.

Submit a Presentation Request by filling out the Presentation Request Form.

Your completed form will be sent to the wellbeing email at wellbeing@calpoly.edu. 



Make an appointment with a Peer Coach

Interested in speaking with a peer? Schedule a 1:1 consultation today with one of our trained peer coaches.

Contact us about an appointment!


Be a part of the team!

The Peer Wellness Program, under Campus Health & Wellbeing department within Student Affairs, promotes healthy behaviors and wellness among all members of the Cal Poly community. Peer Wellness Ambassadors, Educators, and Coaches are volunteers (un-paid) that receive training to become nationally certified Peer Educators. They are involved in a four-quarter track program beginning in Spring 2020, followed by three-quarters of hands-on health education and health promotion experience. Peer Wellness Education programs consist of topic-specific workshops, presentations, coaching sessions, and tabling outreach and education to the Cal Poly campus. The topics include:  

  • Physical Health (Nutrition Education and Physical Activity)  

  • Sexual Health (STI Education and Prevention, Safe Sex-Practices, & Healthy Relationships)  

  • Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs (Education & Prevention)  

  • Mental Wellbeing (Stress, Sleep, & Social and Community Wellness)   

  • Recovery (Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery and Support) 

  • Wellness Promotion (Hand-washing, general health, vaccinations)

  • Campus Health & Wellbeing Resources 

Peer Wellness Ambassadors promote Campus Health & Wellbeing’s resources and services to the Cal Poly campus, while Peer Wellness Educators and Coaches work collaboratively with a topic-specific team under the supervision of the Wellbeing Professional staff of Campus Health & Wellbeing.  

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Email wellbeing@calpoly.edu with any questions or concerns or call (805) 756-6181.

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  • Location

    Building 27 - Health Center

  • Phone

    24/7 Support
    Health: 805.756.1211
    Counseling: 805.756.2511
    Wellbeing: 805.756.6181
    Safer: 805.756.2282

  • Hours

    Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM;
    Wed 9 AM - 4:30 PM

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