The Health Center offers peer education programs related to sexual violence prevention (SAPE) and sexual health (SHAG).
Through our peer education programs, students receive training and provide programming around critical issues that affect students and the campus community.
Sexual Assault Prevention Educators (SAPEs) are Towson University students who are trained to provide accurate, accessible and helpful information to prevent sexual violence in our communities. SAPEs facilitate workshops and host events on bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and consent.
Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) are Towson University students who are trained in current sexual health knowledge and effective approaches to sexual health education. SHAG Peers facilitate a variety of programs to promote conversations about and increase knowledge around healthy sexuality and safer sex. SHAG Peers aim to offer inclusive sexual health education in an affirming and non-judgmental environment.
As a SAPE or SHAG peer educator, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in:
You will also gain professional development opportunities that will prepare you for roles in sexual violence prevention, sexual health, education, public health, and other related fields. You can also expect to: