Peer Educators

The Health Center offers peer education programs related to sexual violence prevention (SAPE) and sexual health (SHAG).

Peer Education Programs

Through our peer education programs, students receive training and provide programming around critical issues that affect students and the campus community.

What is SAPE?

Sexual Assault Peer 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.

What is SHAG?

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.

Benefits of Being a Peer Educator

As a SAPE or SHAG Peer, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • facilitating discussions on important and challenging topics
  • program planning and implementation
  • social media management
  • public speaking
  • leadership

You will also ain 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:

  • grow your knowledge-base on important health topics
  • meet new friends and people
  • make new connections on campus
  • earn cords for graduation