What is Project SHAPE?
Project SHAPE (Sexual Health and Peer Education) is a group of student peer educators who provide sexuality and sexual health education to the UAlbany community.
We offer both in-person and virtual exhibits, presentations and events for residence hall residents, student groups and academic classes. We also manage educational tabling throughout the year.
Project SHAPE hosts UAlbany’s annual PrEP Awareness Week and we participate in other groups’ annual events, such as Alcohol Awareness Week, Well-being Week and Gender & Sexuality Month.
Download our book, Let’s Talk About it: A Peer’s Guide to Sexual Health.
What types of programs does Project SHAPE offer?
Some of our recent events include:
Interactive arts and crafts, such as Viva la Vulva and DIY Sex Toys
Educational programs, including Queer Sex Ed, Sexual Health Jeopardy (or Kahoot), Overview of Polyamory / Consensual Non-monogamy, and Cocktails or Confidence?
Free testing during Talk, Test and Treat Me Right Night
Facilitated discussion groups on a requested sexual health topic
Other options, such as condom demonstrations and programs on sexual health
Email [email protected] to request programming or partnership.
How do I join Project SHAPE?
Project SHAPE is an undergraduate student organization trained and supervised by graduate student assistants and professional staff members with expertise in sexual health, college student well-being and health promotion.
We accept applications for Project SHAPE each fall and spring semester. All registered undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
We select new peer educators toward the end of each semester and training classes are held the next semester.
All peer educators are trained in credit-bearing courses focused on sexual health, sexuality and peer education. Course credit is awarded through School of Education’s Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology.
Apply online. Applications are due on November 15 for spring semester training and on April 15 for fall semester training.
Visit our MyInvolvement page for additional information.
We encourage graduate students to review the Health & Well-being Internships & Training Programs page, which outlines available graduate assistantships and internships.