Every two minutes, a woman is raped or sexually assaulted in the United States. You can make a difference!
There are countless ways to make a difference in regard to sexual assault prevention. You can gain practical skills and benefit to your personal life by volunteering with a campus, local, or national organization. You can also learn more about the issues and advocacy through various websites.
While there are no student groups on campus devoted solely to sexual assault prevention, students may be interested in the training and rich volunteer service opportunities offered through peer educations programs such as Project SHAPE and Middle Earth. While these organizations target sexual health and mental health concerns more generally, members receive training on sexual assault prevention and may have opportunities to participate in special projects.
Campus Peer Education Programs
- Middle Earth – A peer assistance program and hotline that focuses on emotional, social, and other life stress.
- Project SHAPE - A peer education program that focuses on sexuality and sexual health promotion.
Other Campus Programs of Interest
Women’s Resource Center
Men for Relationship Education and Change - A group of male staff at UAlbany who volunteer to facilitate sexual assault prevention and educational programming targeted for male audiences.
Local Off-Campus Organizations