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February 4, 2020

Call for Programs and Awards Deadline - 5pm ET

February 14, 2020

Registration Deadline

NASPA Region I Peer Education Spring Conference

Division/Group Event

The NASPA Region I Peer Education Spring Conference is a great opportunity for your peer education group to: 

  • Get new program ideas on a variety of health & wellness issues relevant to working with college students 
  • Gain new knowledge and skills to support your peer education efforts 
  • Network with other peer educators & advisors from across the region
  • Learn how to revitalize, recruit and reenergize your organization
  • Learn more about how the Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA can support your efforts

There are numerous opportunities for student and advisor networking throughout the conference experience, both social and educational.  At this regional conference, peer educators gain the opportunity to connect with other peer educators in their own backyard, while advisors gain valuable time to discuss collaborative prospects for education and creating change across campuses. Whether you are able to bring your entire peer education group or just yourself, this experience is an incredible and rewarding opportunity to build and support our collective efforts in prevention and education.

This event was formerly known as the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference - all past attendees are welcome and encouraged to register!

Presented By

 Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

Call for Programs

Do you want to tell us about all the great programming being done on your campus? Do you want to share best practices in peer education or advising with your peers and colleagues? Submit a proposal to present at the NASPA Region I Peer Education Spring Conference today! 

Please note that breakout sessions will be 60 minutes long, and we will provide a projector and screen. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own computer, cords, and any adaptors that may be needed. 

The Call for Programs is now closed. Thank you for your submissions. 

Questions about the Call for Programs? Please contact Jason Davis at jdavis@naspa.org


Each year, Region I honors the work of outstanding peer educators and advisors at the regional conference by conferring awards. These awards include Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, and Outstanding Peer Education Group. Award submissions are now closed - thank you for nominating your peers and colleagues! 


The NASPA Region I Peer Education Spring Conference will begin at 8am on Sunday, February 23 and conclude at 5pm. Check below for a detailed event schedule! 

Feb 23
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Conference Welcome and Logistics

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker

10:25 AM - 11:25 AM

Breakout 1

  • Boundaries: Where Do you Draw the Line? (LaCava 325C)
  • Joleen Nevers (University of Connecticut)
  • Nutrition 101 (LaCava 325B)
  • Julia Lawlor, Olivia Phelan, Cassidy Witten (Babson College)
  • Escape the Vape (LaCava 325A)
  • Grace Pedersen, Jack Costa (Springfield College)
  • How the Wheel of Sex has Made it Fun to Destigmatize Sex (LaCava 305B)
  • Craig Bidiman, Ady Harris-Fried, Phaedra Ferrini (University of Massachusetts-Boston)
  • Advisor Roundtable - Open Discussion (LaCava 305A)
  • Ashleigh Hala (Babson College)
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Breakout 2

  • Sexual Health Bingo (LaCava 325C)
  • Anika Vincent, Jessie Gentilella, Kesan Samuel (University of Connecticut)
  • Promoting Connectedness Through Restorative Group Development (LaCava 325B)
  • Nick Lorello, Michelle Buslov, Cayla Murphy (Babson College)
  • The Burnout Blues (LaCava 325C)
  • Allison Leary, Hannah Day (Springfield College)
  • Peer Health Advocacy: How to Shape Wellness on an Evolving Campus (LaCava 305B)
  • Jessica Morse, Grant Eickel, Mykell Fisher, Avsar Rana, Liliana Torres, Matthew Walker (Boston University)
  • Advisor Roundtable - Open Discussion (LaCava 305A)
  • Christine Johnston (Springfield College)
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM


1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Breakout 3

  • Dear SSIS...A Guide to Peer Ed Group Outreach Strategy (LaCava 325C)
  • LilyFish Gomberg, Shira Davidson (Brandeis University)
  • Your Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle (LaCava 325B)
  • Grace Cioffi, Gessica Mongelli, Sara Webel (Sacred Heart University)
  • Cannabis Candyland (LaCava 325A)
  • Sarah Hogan, Gabby DeRose (Springfield College)
  • Advisor Roundtable - Supporting Students of Color (LaCava 305A)
  • Joleen Nevers, Nishelli Ahmed (University of Connecticut)
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Breakout 4

  • Peer Led Queer Ed: A Queer Sex Ed Workshop (LaCava 325C)
  • Nabeeha Noor, Sophie Jacobs, Arden Hegberg, Chloe Crabb (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Responding to Disclosure (LaCava 325B)
  • Ashleigh Hala (Babson College)
  • Supporting Students of Color (LaCava 325A)
  • Nishelli Ahmed, Kesan Samuel (University of Connecticut)
  • The Body Project (LaCava 305B)
  • Meghan Maher, Hannah Verre (Roger Williams University
  • Advisor Roundtable - Open Discussion (LaCava 305A)
  • Christine Johnston (Springfield College)
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Conference Closing and Awards

Snack break provided


Registration is now closed for this event. 

Questions about your registration? Please email Jason Davis at jdavis@naspa.org

Registration Fees

Institutional Member
Non-Institutional Member
Registration and Payment Policies

Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline is February 14, 2020, less a $25 administrative fee. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after February 14, 2020 for any reason.

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to refund@naspa.org.

Payment Policy:

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

The registration rate displayed is based on your current membership status. If your membership expires or changes before the event, your registration rate will change, and you will be expected to pay the rate that coincides with your new level of NASPA membership.


Jason Davis
Assistant Director, Peer Education Initiatives and Training Programs
Email: jdavis@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 963-0652


LaCava Building

All conference activities will be held at Bentley University (175 Forest St., Waltham, MA 02452) in the third floor of the LaCava Building. 

From this address the building is easy to find - follow College Drive to the first “T” intersection which faces an administrative quad. LaCava is the building in front of you on the left. Parking is the first lot on the left. HERE you will find a link to a map of campus. LaCava is building number 52/53 and the lot is number 2.