Counseling Health and Wellness Center

Health Education


The Health Education section provides information on campus events related to Health Education and information regarding our Peer Health Advocates program.

The Alcohol Social Norms Campaign

Upcoming Health Education Events

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Events!!

Peer Health Advocates

Our Mission

The Peer Health Advocate program supports the mission of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center to enhance the physical and emotional health of students by providing the William Paterson University campus community with innovative programming and educational presentations that enhance the physical and emotional health of students. Peer Health Advocates are trained to develop, promote, and provide health related outreach programming to encourage healthy decision making.  They offer their services to students through educational workshops, CHOICES theatrical presentations, tabling events, collaborating with campus clubs and organizations and hosting substance free events.  The Peer Health Advocates serve as positive role models both on and off campus by living healthy lifestyles.

Peer Health Advocate Staff

Katherine Rizman, MSW, LCSW

Wellness Coordinator

Daisy Rodriguez, MSW,LCSW, BCD

Counselor & Coordinator of Outreach



How to become a  Peer Health Advocate:

Application for Peer Health Advocate & Letter of Recommendation

Peer Health Advocate Job Description


How to Request a program:

Please fill out the form below and email or fax to 973-720-3635 with at least a two week notice.

Request for Presentation Form

Programs Provided by PHA:

Some examples of programming provided by us include:

 CHOICES Theatrical Presentations, Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Rx Use and Abuse, Body Image/Eating Disorders Awareness, Stress management, Suicide Prevention, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Healthy Well Being, Social Norms Campaigns and More… Just Ask! 


To learn more about the Peer Health Advocates or Health Education Services available,

please contact us by e-mailing or call 973-720-2382


Our office is located in Overlook South at the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center

You can also follow the Peer Health Advocates on Facebook!



2013-2014 Bi-ennial Review

On this page you will find an Executive Summary of the 2013-2014 Bi-ennial Review report produced by the many staff members who contribute to William Paterson University’s alcohol and other drug prevention efforts.  This report is written every two years in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86 - the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.

2013-2014 Bi-ennial Review Executive Summary

To view the complete report, or if you have questions or would like more information about it, please contact Glen L. Sherman, Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Development, Division of Student Development, at or (973)720-2761.