Sexual Health Education Program

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The Sexual Health Education Program's (SHEP) mission is to empower students in feeling comfortable with their bodies and making informed decisions about their sex and sexuality, including whether or not to be sexually active.

Services provided are inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and levels of sexual knowledge and experience.


Interested in joining the UC Berkeley Sexual Health Education Program? SHEP annually recruits student "Sexperts" or trained peer health educators dedicated to promoting sex positivity and harm reduction at UC Berkeley.

As a sexpert, UC Berkeley students:

  • Participate in campus-wide events and workshops
  • Lead PH 180 weekly discussion sections
  • Support the sexual health education clinic
  • Receive credits: 2 P/NP units are available

Plus! You become part of a sex-positive community at UC Berkeley. 

Applicants will only be considered if they can:

  • commit to the fall semester training (August),
  • weekly seminar,
  • 6 - 8 hours per week of SHEP-related work, and
  • attend the spring semester retreat.

Applications open annually in March and are due in April.

If you have any questions contact Robin Mills, SHEP Staff Coordinator, at

SHEP Programs

Sexpert Education Clinic - Weekly Peer Sexual Health Appointments

Students can meet one-on-one (and/or with their partner) with a trained Sexpert (peer sexual health educator) on Fridays from 12-3 pm in Health Promotion (2nd floor of UHS) to:

  • Discuss sexual decision-making, sexual communication, safer sex, and contraceptive options.
  • Get an HIV antibody test.

To meet with a Sexpert and have your questions answered, schedule your Sexpert Education Clinic Appointment via the eTang portal today! Rapid HIV Testing Appointments are available but not required - use this Google calendar to register.

Safer Sex Supplies

Students in SHEP provide FREE safer sex supply samples at all workshops and tabling events we staff. If you would like to provide safer sex supplies at your campus event complete the Sexpress (bulk safer sex supply order form). Requests are approved on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Need supplies for personal use? SHEP stocks FREE external condoms and lubrication samples at UHS. Check the display case located on the 2nd floor, Bancroft side. A limited number of supplies are placed here each month. Once supplies are gone they will not be replaced until the following month. For additional locations where you can purchase condoms feel free to check out the SHEP Safer Sex Supply Map. We've mapped locations within a 1-mile radius of campus offering safer sex supplies.

Annual Events

  • Fall Semester
    • SHAW - Sexual Health Awareness Month (September) - Sexual health is an important part of our overall well-being. Knowing and understanding sexual health means understanding what safer sex looks like. During this week, SHEP covers a variety of sexual health topics while tabling on Sproul Plaza.
  • Spring Semester
    • National Condom Week (February) - Condom Week happens every year from February 14-21. During this week, SHEP takes the opportunity to provide the campus with free condoms, as well as provide education about using condoms and other barrier methods for safer sex. Find our Sexperts tabling on Sproul Plaza.

Student Outreach on the UC Berkeley Campus

Outreach activities are highly interactive and provide free samples of condoms, dental dams, and lube, when possible:

  • Annual awareness events including Sexual Health Awareness Week (SHAW) and National Condom Week (NCW)
  • Educational presentations for your class, organization, or living center; see current workshop topics
  • Advice and materials for students who wish to put on their own sexual health workshop
  • Random distribution of safer sex supplies to Berkeley students

To request an outreach service, complete the SHEP Resource Request Form with at least 1-week advance notice.

PB HLTH 180 The Evolution of Human Sexuality

This course is built around an evolutionary perspective of the basis of human mating behavior and explores a variety of topics in human sexualtiy with the goal of helping us to understand ourselves and to understand and accept the behavior of others. The course takes examples from art, sociology, anatomy, anthropology, physiology, contemporary politics, and history to explore the richness of human sexual behavior and reproduction and the interaction.

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