Peer Education

PEGS - Peer Educators on Gender and Sexuality

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!

If you have specific questions regarding PEGS, please contact us at

Who can get involved with PEGS?

We are looking for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies who can share their experiences as members of our community and are passionate about education and outreach. No prior experience necessary!  Application material for PEGS Panelist will be available here at the end of August.