Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators was founded in 2006-2007 as an affiliate of the Northwestern University Health Service. They felt that our campus needed better sexual health and assault education and believed that peer education was the best way to get information out to the student body. The first executive board was selected in 2008-2009. Starting in the 2010-2011 academic year, SHAPE members receive Certified Peer Educator recognition through the national BACCHUS Peer Education Network.

SHAPE’s mission is to provide education, organize events, and stimulate discussion and awareness on issues surrounding sexual health and sexual assault. The purpose of SHAPE is to increase students’ comfort with sexuality, to encourage sexually healthy behaviors, and to teach students how to recognize unhealthy and dangerous behaviors and attitudes regarding sexuality. We aim to provide a safe space for students to ask questions, find resources, and of course get condom six packs!

contact us at shape@u.northwestern.edu

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