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SHAG (Sexual Health Advocacy Group)

Do you want to be a Sexpert?  



Welcome to SHAG – the Sexual Health Advocacy Group at Emory! We are a new registered student organization that promotes positive sexuality, educates Emory students about safer sex practices, and hosts many events including our annual Sex Week!

Mission Statement: The mission of SHAG is to promote positive sexuality at Emory University through education, discussion, encouragement, and marketing. We strive to have 100% of Emory University students displaying knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that promote positive and healthy sexuality.

Around campus, we are best known for our annual Sex Week, which happens every February around Valentine’s Day. Sex Week consists of multiple interdisciplinary events for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students! Below was the fun-filled line-up for this past year’s Sex Week. Check out this article from The Emory Wheel!

We ended the week with an evening of laughter and learning with Megan Andelloux, a clinical Sexologist who talked about pleasure, sex toys, and the importance of understanding yourself and what you like. Learn more about Megan here:

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Other SHAG events included bringing Laci Green to campus, a Sex and Religion panel, Sex Trivia in Residence Halls, and tabling at Wonderful Wednesdays.

As a new student organization, we are rapidly growing and excited about all of the great things we can offer the Emory Community! If you have questions or are interested in joining SHAG, email us at or our Co-Presidents, Laura Kessler ( and Bella O'Neill (

Peace, love, and safer sex!


Do you wanna be a Sexpert?

Have you ever wondered about how you can improve your sexual experiences? Are you looking for a fun, safe space to talk about sex with other people who want to talk about sex? Wouldn’t you love to learn about ways to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections? Do you wish you knew more about different birth control options?

If you said YES to any of these questions, you might want to be a Sexpert! The Sexpert mini-course is a series open to all students, of all genders and all sexual orientations! This 8-hour course can be taken in different time-slots: over a weekend, or over a few weeks.

This is not your typical sex ed – you will learn many things, such as how to negotiate condom use, how to communicate your sexual desires to a partner, how to select a method of birth control, and advantages and disadvantages of various sex positions (to name a few). At the end of the course, in addition to receiving an awesome Sexpert t-shirt, you will know more about your body, yourself, and your sexual preferences.

If you have questions, or would like to receive information about future Sexpert sessions, please email or Kate Chiseri at!

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Sexual Health - Resource List

On-Campus Resources


Location/Contact Information

Services Offered

Price Range


Office of Health Promotion


1525 Clifton Road

1st floor

Atlanta, GA

Emory University



-Safer Sex Materials by request

- Support for student organizations and class projects

-Condom distribution

-Mini-courses and workshops


No cost

(There may be a charge for large quantities of safer sex supplies)


Student Health Services


1525 Clifton Road

2nd floor

Atlanta, GA

Emory University



-Annual wellness exams

-Well-woman visits

-Pap smears

-STI testing

-HIV testing, PREP clinic


-Emergency Contraception

-Pregnancy Testing


No cost for students with Emory University Aetna Insurance


For students without the Emory Aetna insurance, costs may vary



Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


1462 Clifton Road

Suite 235, 2nd floor

Atlanta, GA

Emory University



- Short-term counseling for     individuals and couples

-Outside counseling referrals

-Screening for Depression/Anxiety

-Survivor support needs


No cost



Office of LGBT Life


Dobbs University Center

Room 232E

Emory University



-Support for LGBT students through support, space, programming, and advocacy


No cost


Sexual Health Advocacy Group


-Undergraduate student group focusing on promoting positive sexuality


No cost





Off-Campus Resources


Location/Contact Information

Services Offered

Price Range


Feminist Women’s Health Center


1924 Cliff Valley Way

Atlanta, GA 30329




-Abortion care

-Trans health

-Wellness services

-Birth control

-STI testing

-Community Education and Outreach

Costs Vary

(discounts for students, Medicaid card holders, those who demonstrate financial need)

Planned Parenthood

Many locations

Downtown Atlanta Planned Parenthood

75 Piedmont Ave NE

Suite 800

Atlanta, GA



-Birth control

-HIV testing

-LGBT services

-Men and Women’s health care

-STI testing and treatment

-Pregnancy Testing

-Emergency Contraception

-Abortion services not available at this location

-Also available for student programming


Costs vary

(Sliding fee scale; some insurance accepted; Medicaid accepted; if uninsured, may qualify for a lower fee scale)


DeKalb County Health Centers


Multiple health centers/clinics  in DeKalb County


Main switchboard



(ex.) Dekalb Medical Center

2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA


(Services may vary by location)

-Pap smears

-Family planning services

-STI testing and treatment

-HIV testing

-Pregnancy related care

-Evidence collection in sexual assault/rape situations


Costs vary

(depending on type of insurance)


Fulton County Health Department



Multiple health centers/clinics in Fulton County


Main contact number


-STI testing and treatment

-HIV clinic

-Family Planning

-Health Promotion and Community Health Education


Costs vary

(fees are charged based on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size; must be a Fulton County resident)


The Health Initiative – Georgia’s Voice for LGBTQ Health


The Phillip Rush Center

1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Suite A

Atlanta, GA 30307



-A variety of programs and support groups dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ Georgians through education, advocacy, support, and access to care


Costs vary

(no cost to use referral service; cost for medical services from providers will vary)




Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Support Resources

On- and Off-Campus


The Respect Program


Office of Health Promotion, Emory University




-Engages with Emory to prevent and respond to sexual assault and relationship violence

-Support, advocacy, and resources for students, staff, and community members


Emory Help Line





Available 8:30pm – 1:00am



-Confidential, Student-staffed, SAPA trained


Title IX Coordinator for Emory Students






-Title IX is the federal law that requires colleges and universities to address sexual harassment and sexual misconduct

-Oversees University policy relating to Title IX



Day League Rape Crisis Center






204 Church Street, Decatur, GA



-24 hour confidential crisis line

-free counseling service


National Dating Abuse Helpline





-24 hour confidential crisis telephone line

-live online chat support (5:00pm – 3:00am EST) on their website



RAINN – Rape, Abuse, and Incest Hotline







-24 hour confidential telephone hotline


-24 hour confidential online hotline


Georgia Domestic Violence Hotline





-24 hour hotline