What is PEGS?
PEGS (Peer Educators on Gender and Sexuality) is an organization run by students, for students. Our goal is to educate the Cornell and larger communities about the issues and experiences of LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, ace/asexual, and beyond) people, as well as to aid in the creation, maintenance, and expansion of safe spaces for our community.What do we do?We plan and implement panels comprised of LGBTQIA+ students in which we provide introductory information about sex, gender and sexuality. Panelists also share stories about their own experiences that help contextualize and humanize LGBTQIA+ identities. Overall, PEGS strives to create an open forum to facilitate discussion about LGBTQIA+ issues and provides resources for further information.
Who can request a PEGS panel?Anyone can! In the recent past we have done panels for fraternities and sororities, clubs, residence halls, classes, media outlets, mental health initiatives, and more. If you are interested in organizing a panel, please submit a request here!
Panel Request Requirements:*We are currently taking panel requests for dates in November 2017 or later. We require at least four weeks notice prior to any panel request.*Panels run for 1 to 1.5 hours. Please note, we cannot do panels shorter than 1 hour.*Please note that all our panelists are volunteers and panels are subject to volunteer availability. If you MUST have a panel on a certain date, please contact our organization well in advance of the date.*At this time, panels and panel requests are only available during the academic year. If you are requesting a panel out side of this time frame, please email email@example.com for more information.