main navigation
my pace
Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness

How to Get Involved

Together, we are creating a safer campus for our students and the students who follow; we are improving our policies, procedures, and programming; we are raising awareness about sexual assault and dating violece; we are teaching people how to be more than a bystander; we are making a difference. Join us by getting involved on campus!


Apply to be a peer educator: Each year, students are hired by The Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness. PAASA (Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault) is the peer education group on the NYC campus and FIRE (Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education) is on the Pleasantville campus. Peer educators lead events, conduct workshops, and raise awareness for the office. They are also confidential resources and can meet individually with students who have been impacted by sexual misconduct. Hiring typically begins around March in the Spring semester. Email paasa@pace.edu (NYC) or fire@pace.edu (PLV) if you're interested in applying to be a peer educator.

Host a workshop: The Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness provides presentations and workshops on a range of issues related to sexual and interpersonal wellness, interpersonal harm, and healthy relationships. Any group of students from residence hall floors, Greek life, athletics teams, student organizations, or even a group of friends can request a workshop, presentation, or facilitated conversation from the Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Education Specialist and/or a peer educator. The most commonly requested workshops focus on bystander intervention, healthy relationships, dating norms, consent, supporting a survivor, and sexual health education. If you're a faculty or staff memer, the office can provide workshops and lead conversations about these topics as they pertain to your roleson campus. Email jverrengia@pace.edu to request a workshop! 

Attend an event: The Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness hosts programming throughotu the academic year, led by peer educators. The majority of events happen during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) and Sexual Violence Awareness Month (April), but there are events from August-May to engage, educate, and support the campus community. Peer educators lead discussion groups, movie screenings, social media campaigns, safer sex and sexual health education events, tabling and outreach sessions, self-care events and more. Any group on campus can co-sponsor or suggest ideas for an event. Email jverrengia@pace.edu about upcoming or potential events!