SHEP is a group of trained student peer educators who promote sexualhealth at Cal by providing accurate, nonjudgmental information. Our mission is to empower students to feel comfortable with their bodies and make informed decisions about their sexuality, including whether or not to be sexually active.
SHEP works on a public health model, with an emphasis on prevention and well-being. Our peer educators are part of the multidisciplinary Tang Center team that includes clinicians, health educators, social workers, and other health professionals. SHEP has existed in various forms since the early 1970s, making it one of the longest-running university sexual health programs. We reach thousands of students through workshops, 1-on-1 appointments, and special events. Our target audience includes all Cal students, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, and level of sexual knowledge or experience.
SHEP consists of several components:
- Workshops - Interactive sexual health workshops for staff, living centers and student groups
- Clinic - One-on-one peer educator appointments
- Special Events - National Condom Day, World AIDS Day, and others
- DeCal - a "Sex 101: Topic in Sexual Health"
- Online Resources - A list of great websites on a variety of topics related to sexuality and sexual health
- SHEP blog - Sexual
health articles and announcements written by SHEP peer educators
UHS site disclaimer: The information posted on the blog is not necessarily representative of UHS Tang Center views of sexual health.
SHEP Blog site disclaimer: Health related information posted on this page should not be used for diagnosing purposes or be substituted for medical advice. UC Berkeley, University Health Services Tang Center, assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly from any action or inaction taken based on the information or material on and/or linked to this site. For specific health care concerns, contact your primary healthcare provider.
If you have any questions about SHEP, please contact the staff coordinator:
Robin Mills, MA
Tang Center, Health Promotion (2nd floor)