Spring 2020 Peer Health Educators

The Health Promotion office provides SUNY Oswego students with information and education so they can make informed decisions regarding their health and wellbeing.

Peer Health Education

Peer Health Educators are dynamic students who are ready to make a significant contribution to SUNY Oswego. They believe in their ability to stimulate personal growth in others as well as themselves and they recognize this talent as vital for a healthier student community. Peer Health Educators take part in the creation and delivery of positive health messaging.

Do You Want to Become a Peer Health Educator?

There is an application and interview process. It's not important to have prior training or experience in health promotion or education. Students must also meet eligibility requirements outlined in the application. Applications for becoming a Peer Health Educator for the Fall 2021 semester are due on April 16th, 2021 at 4:30pm. Applications can be emailed to shelly.sloan@oswego.edu.

What Does It Mean to be a PE? PE Application Fall 2021

"I became a Peer Health Educator because I wanted to better serve my fellow peers and be more involved on campus. I also wanted to improve my leadership skill. I’m so grateful for the many opportunities that I got through this program, and all the wonderful friends I made."

"I love to stay involved on campus and being an outlet for my peers to come to if they ever have any questions!"

I love helping people and I like being able to tell students the resources that we have on campus. Also, it’s just so much fun.

I’ve always had a passion for helping others and this program seemed like a fun way to do that!

The Sexperts

SUNY Oswego Sexperts are students who have extensive training on the topic of sexual and reproductive health and share that information with their peers through outreach, presentations, and other on campus events.

Do You Want to Become a Sexpert?

There is an application and interview process. It's not important to have prior training or experience in health promotion or education. Students must also meet eligibility requirements outlined in the application.  Applications for becoming a Sexpert for the Fall 2020 semester are due on November 6th, 2020 at 4:30pm. Applications can be emailed to shelly.sloan@oswego.edu

Learn more about what it means to be a SUNY Oswego Sexpert.

Want to Request The Sexperts?

Please fill out our form and allow a two week turnaround for scheduling. It's the responsibility of the person requesting the training to reserve the space.

Application Fall 2021 Sexperts Request form

Health Promotion Workshops/Programs

Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training

Bystander Intervention training is an interactive peer-led discussion based group that will help you develop the skills needed to intervene in a harmful/hurtful situation, while also keeping yourself safe.

Developed at the University of Arizona, the goals of Step UP! are to:

  • Raise awareness of helping behaviors
  •  Increase motivation to help
  • Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others

Some topics include: Sexual assault, depression, alcohol use, hazing, and dating violence.

Bystander Request Form Bystander Intervention Registration

Safe Zone Training

A safe zone (or safe space) is a confidential place where all people can bring their authentic selves and feel safe, welcome, and included. Some takeaways from this program include:

  • Explain the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • Define terminology used to describe sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression.
  • Identify ways to create an inclusive classroom and campus space for LGBTQ+ students.
  • Explore ways to support LGBTQ+ people in the coming out process.

We strongly encourage this to be a training that people want to attend, not something that is mandatory.

Safe Zone Request Form

DeStress for Success

A five week workshop series based on the science of Positive Psychology provided by the Lerner Center at Syracuse University. These workshops help participants gain skills to increase resilience, cope with stress, promote mindfulness, strengthen communication skills, and form healthy habits, through positive psychology, and DeStress Monday tips and DeStress worksheets.

DeStress For Success Videos

Condom Delivery!

Don’t have time to grab protection? Our delivery service is just for you! We'll deliver your order to your mailbox (on campus only). Off campus students can pick up their order at 501 Culkin. We offer internal and external condoms, lubricant, finger cots, and dams.

Delivery Request Form

Condom Locations:

  • Health Services (Hewitt Union 2nd floor)
  • Health Promotion Office in 501 Culkin 
  • Vending machines (On campus): 3 for $0.75
  • Marano Campus Center: Be on the lookout for our pop up events!

*For special requests involving large orders, please email Shelly Sloan at least a week in advance.

Residence Life Staff:

If you are an RSS staff member who would like to request information, supplies or condoms for your on campus program, please fill out the Res Life request form, or email details to Shelly Sloan at least two weeks in advance of the program date.

Res Life Staff Request Form

Health Promotion

Dean of Students Office
501 Culkin Oswego, NY 13126


Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm