Sexual Health Awareness Group

The Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) is a group of students who provide medically accurate, non-judgmental, inclusive sexuality education to the campus community. We are a volunteer group who share the common interest in eradicating sex-related stigma, promoting body autonomy, and good consensual sex for those who want it.

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Want to join SHAG? Complete an application!


What is SHAG? 

SHAG peers 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.

SHAG Peer Expectations

  • completion of required initial training
  • attendance at weekly meetings
  • commitment of 20 hours per semester of availability to facilitate programs and events for a minimum of two semesters
  • commitment to preventing sexual violence at TU and beyond
  • professionalism in communications with SAPEs, students, staff, and faculty 
  • maintaining personal emotional capacity to discuss sexual violence by practicing self care and other necessary measures

Prior extensive sexual health knowledge is not a prerequisite to be a SHAG peer. If accepted, you will be trained in the relevant topics. All Towson University students, with at least two terms left, are welcome and encouraged to apply. 

Interested in being a SHAG peer? You may apply at any time of year and your application will be kept on file until we have openings. We typically conduct interviews in the spring semester, and new SHAG peers begin the following fall.

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Workshop Offerings

To schedule a workshop for your hall, team, class, or organization please complete the presentation request form. If you are interested in acquiring safer sex supplies for an event please complete the Safer Sex Supply GrantPlease plan ahead and request a workshop or safer sex supplies with a minimum of two weeks notice.

Have questions about sex and relationships? We've got answers! Invite our trained peer educators to your hall or event to host an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. We'll have a panel of (s)experts answer all your anonymous questions about sex and relationships. 

Did you know there are 20 different methods of birth control? With so many effective birth control options readily available, how do you know where to start? Through this workshop, you will learn about the most commonly used birth control methods — how they work, how to use them and how to pick one. Whether you have questions for yourself, a partner, or a friend, this workshop is bound to answer them all.

Sexual health goes far beyond STI and pregnancy prevention- an essential piece of sexual intimacy is exploring pleasure with oneself and/or partner(s). In this interactive workshop you will learn how to set boundaries, communicate needs and desires with partners, and how to explore erogenous zones to get the most out of your sexual encounters!

Not all sex is created equal. The risk of passing on or getting sexually transmitted infections (STI) or becoming pregnant varies largely depending on the type of sex you have. Through a group game, you will learn about the risks associated with different types of sexual activities, STI prevention, birth control and how to make safer decisions about sex. Free safer sex supplies are also provided.

Do you have what it takes to call yourself a sexpert? Test your knowledge of all things sex, with Jeopardy categories covering topics from birth control to kink.

STIs: what are they, and how do you know if you have one? In this workshop, you will learn all about the most common STIs and what they can look like. You will learn how they’re transmitted, diagnosed, and treated or cured, as well as all the ways that someone who is sexually active can keep themselves healthy- by treating an STI, or by preventing it altogether.