Sex (+) Week at Emory!

Kate Chiseri, 2nd Year Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Student

As the Sexual Health Promotion Graduate Assistant at the Emory University Office of Health Promotion, I get the chance to do a lot of great work! This year, I have created new programs for Residence Life, Greek Life, and Club Sports, and have implemented those programs many times. I love being able to interact with so many different students right here at Emory! This REAL (Rollins Earn and Learn) position has been so valuable and eye-opening, and has really solidified thoughts I had about wanting to do health promotion in higher education!

Part of my job as the Sexual Health Promotion Graduate Assistant is being the Graduate Advisor to the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG), an undergraduate student organization committed to promoting sex-positivity on Emory’s campus. This group is small, but mighty! They just recently received their official charter (yay!) and recently celebrated their second-annual Sex (+) Week, a week of events including a talk on the intersection of Sex and Economics, a Sex and Culture Panel, a Safer Sex Demonstration and Discussion, Sex Trivia, and a fantastic guest speaker and sexologist, Megan Andelloux! I also facilitated “Greek Games,” a Greek Life event that combines sex education with competitions such as sex trivia and condom relay races. This week was a good time for all, and it is so cool to get to experience such a fun side of public health!

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