2022 Consent Event at the Colonial Theatre

Peer Advocates

We strive to educate our community about issues relating to sexual misconduct in an effort to prevent harm on our campus. We aim to provide a safe, inclusive, and judgment-free space for open dialogue about the issues relating to sexual misconduct that affect all of us and our campus as a whole.

Additionally, the group is here to provide support and guidance for any campus member who is dealing with a personal issue of Title IX/Sexual Misconduct. The Peer Advocates hope to be a presence on campus that students can turn to for either general information regarding sexual misconduct or assistance with any part of the reporting process. Through this, we want to see an increase in awareness and less unreported incidents of sexual misconduct at Ursinus.

*Peer Advocates are mandated reporters for incidents of Title IX/Sexual Misconduct. 

Interested in having the Peer Advocates present to your organization?

Complete this Workshop Request Form

Meet our Peer Advocates

Peer Advocates offer one-on-one support for complainants seeking guidance through policies, procedures, and resources on and off campus.  Peer Advocates guide complainants and respondents through each step of the college’s procedures.

Meet Our Students

Alex Bender Profile

Alex Bender (she/her)

Class of 2024 | Horsham, PA

“Everyone can always use a little bit more information on setting boundaries, healthy relationships, and how we should live together.”

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Emily Benning

Emily Benning (she/they)

Class of 2024 | Pennsburg, PA

“What we do transcends beyond just on-campus health; we’re working to change a culture of distrust and fear.”

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Molly Blume Profile

Molly Blume (she/her)

Class of 2023 | San Diego, CA

“I knew that being a member of this group would help me get more involved with issues I’m passionate about”

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Lara Champion Profile

Lara Champion (she/her)

Class of 2023 | Piermont, NH

“Peer Advocates was the best place for me!”

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Olivia Fiorella (she/her)

Class of 2024 | Abington, PA

“I believe that everyone on campus should feel safe day to day…”

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Lauren Gherman Profile

Lauren Gherman (she/her)

Class of 2025 | Gaithersburg, MD

“I really like getting to interject on a personal level with the community.”

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Jael Hicks Profile

Jael Hicks (she/her)

Class of 2025 | Blakeslee, PA

“It is important for students to have peers to talk to…”

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Gabby Price Profile

Gabby Price (she/her)

Class of 2025 | Scranton, PA

“Being able to spread information, and support my peers is truly amazing!”

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Have Questions?

Emily Benning
Prevention Specialist
embenning@ursinus.edu
PeerAdvocates@ursinus.edu