Be Well Peer Educators: Safer Sex Ambassadors

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Safer Sex Ambassadors plan, organize, and coordinate sexual health outreach programs on campus. SSA members provide peer education programs on condom use, STI and HIV education, contraceptives, and communication. These students demonstrate comfort and compassion in discussing sensitive issues. They stay abreast of current sexual health issues in pop culture and aim to help their peers make informed decisions about their sexuality.

To request a program by the Safer Sex Ambassadors, fill out the online program request form.

For questions about the group, the application process, or the membership requirements, please email advisor Camilla Herndon, Sexual Health Coordinator, cherndon@uhs.uga.edu.


Why Become a Safer Sex Ambassador?

     
  • To share your passion for sexual health with others.
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  • To educate and empower your peers on healthy sexuality.
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  • To contribute to the growth of the university‚Äôs sexual health programming.
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  • To develop better public speaking and facilitation skills.


Photo of SSA member demonstrating condom use at tabling event for small crowd of students

How to Apply:
Check back in April for the online application to join!


Membership Requirements:

  • Attend two trainings in the fall semester.
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  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings.
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  • Facilitate four events on campus.
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  • Attend one #BeWellUGA event.


Member Responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness of related University Health Center services
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  • Educate peers about STI & HIV education, contraception, and communication
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  • Demonstrate the proper use of barrier methods as a means of risk reduction
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  • Provide free safer sex supplies on campus
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  • Promote reliable sexual health websites and resources
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  • Create print and social media messaging promoting safer sex awareness
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  • Collaborate with other University Health Center student groups


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong public speaking skills
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  • Comfort with discussing sensitive issues
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  • Ability to professionally represent the University Health Center
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  • Understanding of campus climate surrounding controversial issues
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  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, cultural competency, and/or nurturance of traditionally underrepresented populations

Safer Sex Ambassadors