SOPHE is excited to introduce our Collegiate Champion Program. SOPHE launched the pilot program in August 2017.
The Collegiate Champion program gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to serve as liaisons between the National SOPHE Office and their respective college and university campus.
What are the roles and responsibilities of Champions?
As a Champion, students:
- Share news and information about the field of health education/promotion.
- Promote professional and academic award opportunities for students.
- Host events on and around the campus.
Champions also spread the value of SOPHE membership benefits to peers – including the opportunity to network with others who work in elementary and secondary schools, universities, organizations, health care settings, worksites, and local, state, and federal government agencies to recruit new student members. SOPHE’s Students & New Professionals Community of Practice (i.e. SOPHE student/new professional ‘section’) will be utilized by Champions for networking, discussion, reporting, and growth as a SOPHE member.
Each Champion serves a two-year term, the first year as a Champion and the second year as a mentor to the successor. SOPHE believes that mentorship is vital to the success and relationship-building of all Champions and program alumni. In addition to accessing SOPHE’s national membership benefits, Champions may choose to seek local chapter membership, volunteer and leadership opportunities and connections to mentors.