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Peer Institute

Each year TCNJ ADEP, with the generous support of the New Jersey Division of Highway and Traffic Safety, hosts the Peer Institute, a conference for peer educators (PEs) throughout the state. Across three days, the PEs see a variety of presentations from advisers to PE groups, industry professionals, motivational speakers, and more all with the goal of earning national Bacchus Gamma Peer Educator Certification. Along the way they are given the chance to bond with peers from other schools, plan and implement new and innovative programming, showcase their talents (PE based or not!) and more.

Resources for our 2017 Conference:

Invitation for our 2017 event: click here

College Student Agenda for June 13th- 15th 2017 Peer Institute Event: click here

High School Agenda for June 15th 2017 Peer Institute Event: click here

Reference guide and list of items to bring: click here

Map of academic buildings used during Peer Institute Event: click here

Parking map for High School and College Students: click here


NOTE to All Peer Institute Participants: 

On Tuesday, June 13, portions of Metzger Drive, C-Street and the Green Lane entrance will be milled and paved.  Please be advised of the following work areas:

Tuesday, June 13:
Metzger Drive from Centennial Hall to Decker Hall will be milled in the morning. Only one lane will be open during this time.

Thursday, June 15:
Metzger Drive between Centennial Hall and Decker Hall will be paved in the morning and will be closed until the paving process is completed.

Please refer to Campus Construction website for a map that denotes locations and times:

Should you have any questions please contact me at 609-462-2261, or email

Recap of our 2016 Conference:

The 2016 Peer Institute was a great success! We were fortunate to have nearly 100 peer educators from 9 different programs join us at TCNJ for three days of learning, development, and sharing.

This year we had several firsts including our first digital schedule, our first online feedback system, and the first time the Bacchus Gamma National Certification Exam was delivered through a web portal as opposed to on paper. At the same time, we had a new college (St. Peter’s University) attend!

On day three, we always invite high school peer educators to join us for our keynote speaker, lunch, and presentations given by the college participants. This year, six college groups presented, including two that have never done so before: Raritan Valley Community College and St. Peter’s University! All of the presentations were a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by our high school participants.

Thank you to all who made Peer Institute possible! We’ll see you next year!