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Health Promotion

HealthY Peer Empowerment (HYPE)

HealthY Peer Empowerment (HYPE) is a select team of student leaders who promote the health of the DU campus community.  As part of the Health & Counseling Center (HCC) Health Promotion team, HYPE Interns:

  • develop and implement outreach programs regarding pertinent health topics and resources
  • support the education and outreach efforts of the DU Health and Counseling Center
  • serve as liaisons between DU students and campus health professionals

Have a health question? Ask HYPE!

We understand that sometimes health topics can be sensitive or awkward to talk about, or that you might just need a refresher on what you've learned before! As HYPE Interns, we want you to feel comfortable asking your questions, so we've provided this anonymous outlet for you to ask any health-related questions (ex. What's the difference between a male condom and a female condom?): Ask HYPE

We'll review your anonymous question and post responses on our @healthypios Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts as well as in campus publications like The Pulse. If you'd like direct follow-up from us, you'll have the option to provide your e-mail address.

HYPE is a group of trained undergraduate peer health educators. Responses should not be considered medical advice. For medical or counseling services, please contact the Health & Counseling Center at 303-871-2205. For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911 or call Campus Safety at 303-871-3000.

Interested in becoming a hype intern?

The HYPE Internship Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The application for the 2018-2019 school year will be available in March 2018.


  • Current University of Denver student in good academic standing
  • HYPE Interns must maintain student status throughout their entire year of service
  • No active or unresolved conduct violations
  • HYPE Interns must remain in good conduct standing throughout their year of service
  • Strong leadership skills and an ability to serve as a proactive and supportive team member
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse communities on campus
  • Passion for improving the health and well-being of the DU student community


  • Approximately 30-40 hours a quarter, primarily during evening hours
  • Completion of one passion project per academic year

For more information, contact Eva Esakoff.