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ADAPT Peer Educators

About Us

ADAPTThe ADAPT Peer Educators are trained to educate their peers to reduce the negative outcomes associated with alcohol or other drug use. As peer educators, the team promotes awareness, provides educational outreach, and serves as accessible resources for UVA students.

Request a Presentation

ADAPT members have been trained on a variety of topics relating to substance abuse and are familiar with additional resources available to UVA students. To schedule an educational program with ADAPT members you must submit complete and submit the ADAPT Program Request FormIf you have questions about your submission, please email the ADAPT program chair at


Halloween Safety Campaign

ADAPT educates students about safe Halloween behaviors.

Safe Foxfield Races Campaign

ADAPT promotes a safe experience for any students attending the Foxfield Races.

Safe Spring Break Campaign

ADAPT encourages students to stay safe and be active bystanders during the break. 

Wahoo Weekender

What are Hoo's doing this weekend? ADAPT distributes a weekly e-mail that highlights substance-free weekend activities. 
To subscribe, send an e-mail to with the subject "subscribe wahooweekender"


Get Involved

As an ADAPT peer educator, you can help promote awareness, provide educational outreach, and serve as an accessible resource to other UVA students.

  • Students in their first or second years may apply
  • New members must successfully complete a 3-credit academic course (EDHS 3240: Peer Alcohol Education) that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15pm in the Fall semester
  • New members must also be able to attend weekly meetings on Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Spring 2019 recruitment will begin in February 2019. Applications will be posted here.