Peer Education Programs

Health Promotion has two peer education programs which involve Brown students in educating their community about sexual health and sexual assault prevention.


The Sexual Assault Peer Education (SAPE) program is a group of Brown students who believe that sexual violence is wrong and are committed to ending it.  SAPE uses a nationally recognized bystander intervention model, “Bringing in the Bystander” developed at the University of New Hampshire, to educate the Brown community.  Some SAPE members become peer educators and some members coordinate and promote presentations, observe educators and offer valuable feedback, and recruit new members. Click here to learn more about SAPE.


The Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) is a peer education program for Brown students who are interested in promoting sexual health. Peer Educators are trained in current sexual health knowledge and effective approaches to sexual health education. Members of SHAG facilitate workshops in conjunction with Health Education staff and also participate in sexual health outreach projects through Health Promotion (like tables on the green and materials development and distribution). Click here to learn more about SHAG.

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