The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect (PAs) are a group of trained student educators at Amherst within the Department of Health Education. The PAs are student leaders on campus around a wide range of sexual respect topics including, but not limited to, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, consent education, sexual violence prevention, and survivor support. The PAs organize a variety of campus-wide events, skill-building workshops, resource tables, passive education materials, and awareness-raising campaigns. The PAs are trained to refer students to available campus and community resources and services, including survivor support resources.
To see a full list of current Peer Advocates, please visit our Meet the PAs page.
Signature PA Programs:
- First Year Bystander Intervention
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Survivor Support Series
- The Clothesline Project
- Annual Community Promise Poem
- Sexual Assault Awarenss Month
- Bystander 2.0
- Bystander At The Base (Advanced Bystander)
- Consent, Boundaries, & Healthy Communication
- How to Support a Survivor
Contact the Peer Advocates! Follow and reach out to the PAs: