Sexual Health and Peer Education
Project SHAPE is a peer education program that provides sexuality, sexual violence, and sexual health education programs for the University community. Each year, more than 100 programs, exhibits, and events are offered in the residence halls, for st7udent groups and in academic classes. In addition, Project SHAPE facilitates a number of theme weeks and awareness months such as Sex Sense Week, World AIDS Week, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month as well as specific awareness days such as Latino HIV Awareness Day. We also present in area high schools, and local youth agencies such as Equinox, Glenmont Job Corps, and the NYS Museum Club.
Project SHAPE programs are offered by the 50 student members along with Advocacy Center professional staff. Members are trained in two credit-bearing human sexuality courses, ECPY 311 and ECPY 312. Students are trained and supervised by the founder and Director of the program who serves as the Director of the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence. She is an accredited sexuality educator and sexuality counselor and has studies sexuality in five European countries as well as Russia