What We Do
As Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect, we are students who have received intensive training and on-going supervision to act as a resource referral group for students who are in need of emotional support.
We envision ourselves as a natural option for anyone questioning sexual issues ranging from the traumatic to the romantic. As a group, prevention is important to us: we believe in addressing both the root causes of violence as well as actively seeking to help the members of the Amherst College Community build skills to create a safer community. We believe that communication and respect are key to healthy sexual relationships and work hard to create opportunities for conversation and critical thinking on the ways society influences this idea. We are a resource to the Amherst community not just for sexual and gender based violence but also issues stemming from everyday relationship interactions. We support peers as they work through uncomfortable experiences of a sexual nature. Our group therefore provides an intentional environment for questions, concerns, and support.
We work to create an environment where people are respected by others. We promote awareness of the impact of sexual disrespect on victim/survivors and what constitutes a healthy relationship.
How To Reach Us
Please email any of the individuals listed below.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been sexually assaulted and are in need of emergency police assistance, please call the campus police emergency number at (413) 542-2111. A thorough description of services and options provided by campus police can be found on their website.
For medical assistance, contact University Health Services at (413) 577-5000 or Cooley Dickinson Hospital at (413) 582-2000. Both facilities have access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
Who We Are
Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect
Kate Bancroft, 2023
Nicole Chung, 2022
Joelle Crichlow, 2022
Sonja Lazovic, 2022
Harinh Lee, 2021
Kenneth Lee, 2022
Eli Maierson, 2023
Isabelle Ouyang, 2021
Jonathan Paul, 2022
Maya Roberts, 2023
Melanie Schwimmer, 2023
Lauren Simpson, 2021
Sexual Respect Educator