The IMPACT (Initiating and Motivating a Positive Alcohol Culture Together) Peer Education and Prevention Team is an integral part of Hokie Wellness. The goal of this group is to create an effective peer network that promotes positive alcohol choices by students and works to positively change the campus and community environment and culture. They promote the Party Positive message and support fellow Hokies through outreach and education.

Every year, IMPACT maintains a team of 12-18 peer educators who teach and facilitate workshops and the 21st Birthday Project, do outreach on-campus, and model the mission and goals of Hokie Wellness in the Virginia Tech community. 

The IMPACT team is committed to:

  • Reducing alcohol-related negative outcomes and creating a healthier and safer social environment free from abusive drinking and its negative side effects.
  • Educating fellow students through outreach and prevention programs, classroom presentations and media campaigns.
  • Collecting data on alcohol and alcohol-related issues.
  • Advocating for environmental change in the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg community.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the IMPACT Peer Education Team, contact Kelsey O'Hara at We are currently recruiting Peer Educators for the 2018 IMPACT team. If you are interested in applying, click here. Applications must be submitted by March 2nd, 2018.