Sexperteam is a diverse group of UM students that educates campus communities about sexual health and relationships. Our interactive style shows that consensual sexual activity can be healthy, positive and fun!
We can bring sexual health and relationship information to your community via our interactive programs. We're happy to tailor a program to meet your group's specific needs! See How to Request a Program.
Sexperteam also presents Sexpertise, a free annual event that focuses on conversations about relationships, communication, sex, and sexual health.
Join us on Facebook to learn about upcoming sexual health events!
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What is Sexperteam?
Sexperteam is a diverse group of U-M students who educate campus communities about sexuality and relationships. We are a volunteer peer education group housed at UHS.
Sexperteam members have represented many different undergrad majors and graduate-level programs. We share a common interest in creating a campus climate of respect, happy relationships, and if desired & consensual, good sex!
What do Sexperteam members do?
We educate students across the U-M campus about sexuality and relationships, most often through interactive activities or presentations.
Our activities might take place:
- In on-campus housing
- In community meeting places/centers
- With student organizations
- In sorority or fraternity houses
- At campus-wide events
Two big programs that Sexperteam participates in are Relationship Remix and Sexpertise.
Relationship Remix is the relationship skill-building workshop for first-year students, co-created and co-facilitated with SAPAC and U-M Housing. All Sexperteam members facilitate Relationship Remix workshops.
Sexpertise is a campus-wide annual conference with lots of free sessions on sex and relationships.
Besides leading workshops and activities, members come up with new programs, share information through word-of-mouth and info tables, and receive ongoing training in sexual health.
What topics do you facilitate activities about?
We'd love to tailor a program to meet your group's needs. We've facilitated activities with a variety of groups about topics such as:
- Healthy relationships
- Safer sex strategies
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
To start planning a program for your group, see How to Request a Program.
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When do you recruit new peer educators?
Sexperteam recruitment generally takes place in the early fall of each school year. Along with UHS/Wolverine Wellness, we participate in Festifall and other campus events where you can learn more about getting involved.
Our online application will open in July 2015 to new peer educators for the 2015-2016 school year.
Do I have to be a “sexpert” to get involved?
Not at all. We train all members with the basic knowledge needed to do our programs. At the same time, we encourage and support one another in continuously building our knowledge about sexuality.
The U-M campus is full of opportunities for learning about sexuality. As a member of Sexperteam, you’ll hear about classes to take, books and movies to check out, and events you can participate in that will build your “sexpertise!”
What are Sexperteam members like?
- Like working with other students
- Work well with people with a variety of social identities and cultural backgrounds
- Enjoy speaking in front of and facilitating groups
- Are non-judgmental and open-minded
- Are passionate about helping others in their community
- Want to learn and grow in their skills & knowledge about sexuality education
- Like talking about sex, safer sex, fun sex, not having sex, decisions about sex, ways to talk about sex, and… sex
What’s the time commitment?
We participate in:
- Weekly meetings that last about 90 minutes (Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM)
- 2 days of fall training (September 20 and 27), plus refresher trainings for certain programs
- Facilitating activities & programs throughout the semester
Sounds great! How can I join Sexperteam?
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will open in July and will be accepted until Wednesday, September 16, 2015. You can also like us on Facebook for information about our events throughout the year!
You can also visit Get Involved for additional volunteer opportunities at UHS.
Please direct any questions to Sexperteam@umich.edu.