Sexual Health – Resources

Ask the Sexpert is an online, confidential Q & A forum provided by Alyssa LaFosse, MPH, professional health and sexuality educator at the Student Health Center. Email the Sexpert at to ask a question or schedule an in person meeting.
Sponsor:  Student Health Center, Health Promotion Office

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality organizes events throughout the academic year that are open to the public and provide a vital and lively meeting-place where attendees discuss issues involving gender and sexuality, and their intersections with other social phenomena.

Clubs at LGBTQ Student Center that engage with issues of sexual health and pleasure on a regular basis:

  • Body Queer: For students interested in examining issues of body image within queer communities.
  • Campgrrl: For lesbian, bisexual, transgender women and their allies.
  • Fluidity: For genders and sexualities that fall outside of the gay and lesbian binary.
  • T-Party: For transgender and gender non-conforming students and allies.
  • Queer Union: For queer students interested in educational and activist organizing

Dismantling Heterosexism in Institutional Settings: This 3 hour training, offered as a Safe Zone 2, helps members of the NYU community understand the term “heterosexism” by developing concrete strategies to critique and resist it.
Sponsor: LGBTQ Student Center

Free HIV Testing: HIV Testing & Counseling Services are available at no cost to all NYU students. Knowing your HIV status is the first step in getting information and taking action to stay healthy.  To make an appointment, call 212-443-1122 or go to
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Medical Services

Free safer sex supplies: For NYU students who choose to be sexually active, free safer sex supplies are available at the Health Promotion Office, residence halls, the Student Resource Center, and the LGBTQ Student Center. Staff and Peer Health Educators are also available to answer  questions about safer sex, contraception, or sexually transmitted infections.
Sponsor:  Student Health Center, Health Promotion Office

Gay and Bi Questioning Men: The Issues We Face Group is designed for men struggling with issues related to coming-out.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

LGBTQ Student Center is a sex-positive space, a cultural philosophy that understands sexuality as a potentially positive force in one’s life and celebrates sexual diversity, differing desires and relationships structures, and individual choices based on consent.

ISM Project is a unique program that encourages students to analyze various “–isms” in our communities as they relate to race, culture, class, gender, politics, religion, and other existing social constructs through a variety of media projects, such as photos, paintings, or videotapes.
Sponsor: Center for Multicultural Education Programs

Men’s Health Services is staffed by a team of Primary Care providers and healthcare specialists who focus on the needs of male students, providing college men the opportunity to select providers they feel comfortable with, in an atmosphere that is non-judgmental and confidential, where male-specific medical, emotional, and sexual realities matter. To make an appointment, go to: or call  212-443-1122.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Health Promotion Office and Primary Care Services

Breathing Room is an online weekly discussion where students chat and pose questions anonymously to members of LGBTQ Staff, University Counseling Services, and their peers about coming out and any questions in regards to sexual or gender identity/expression.
Sponsors: NYU LGBTQ Student Center and The Wellness Exchange

Safe Zone Training: These 3-hour trainings identify a growing network of students, faculty, and staff across the University who are willing and prepared to provide support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students.
Sponsor: LGBTQ Student Center

Sexual Encounters and Safety Group helps students who have had sexual encounters or experiences that left them feeling scared, ashamed, uncomfortable, confused, or unsafe.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

Women’s Health Services provides confidential examinations, treatment, and information regarding all women’s health issues from board-certified gynecologists and nurse practitioners certified in women’s health. Additionally, many of our providers are certified to perform specialized testing if necessary, including colposcopy, cryosurgery, and biopsies.  To make an appointment, go to: or call (212) 443-1166.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Women’s Health Services

Women’s Health Workshop is a 20-minute general women’s health workshop on a variety of topics including contraceptive options, gynecological exams, sexually transmitted infection prevention, breast self-exam, and more. Call Women’s Health Services at (212) 443-1166 to sign up.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Women’s Health Services

World AIDS Week is held the first week of December each year and is an opportunity for members of the NYU community to unite in the fight against HIV, learn the facts about HIV and to find out their HIV status through free rapid HIV testing at a variety of locations on campus.
Sponsors: Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, the Student Health Center’s Health Promotion Office, and the NYU LGBTQ Student Center

The Wellness Exchange is your key to accessing NYU’s extensive health and mental health resources. A central feature common to all these services is a private, 24/7 hotline that puts students in touch with professionals who can help them address day-to-day challenges as well as other health-related concerns, including medical issues, academic stress, depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and other drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections, and eating disorders. The hotline is also available if you just need to talk or want to call about a friend.  The hotline can be reached from any campus phone by dialing 999 or from any outside line at 212-443-9999. The number is also printed on the back of all NYU ID cards. Not ready to call the hotline? Send a private e-mail to a counselor at*.  *PLEASE NOTE: This email address is not monitored 24/7. **If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. To speak to a counselor immediately, please call 212-443-9999.** We make every effort to answer your emails to this address within 24 hours. For non-emergent issues, if by any chance you do not receive a reply from us, please email again.

Student Health Center, Medical Services constitute outpatient primary care including HIV testing and counseling, nutrition, women’s health care, sports medicine, immunization, allergy services, travel planning services, social services, and ancillary services including radiology and a pharmacy. SHC also offers specialty services on-site, including dermatology, gastroenterology, physical and occupational therapy, and optometry.

Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services:   Counseling and Wellness Services at SHC provides confidential counseling to both full- and part-time students. Services include crisis intervention; short-term individual counseling for personal problems such as depression, loneliness, anxiety, family or other relationships, alcohol and other drugs, eating disorders, sex, or self-esteem; and group counseling for topics such as relationship issues, eating disorders, and stress management. In addition to the central location at SHC, counselors are available in multiple locations throughout the Washington Square campus. Visit our Web site for locations. To read frequently asked questions about counseling, visit the website. To make an appointment, call 212-998-4780.

Student Health Center, Pharmacy: The SHC Pharmacy is a full-service conveniently located within the Student Health Center.   Services include pharmaceutical counseling, drug information and education, a wide selection of pharmaceuticals (brand name and generic), vitamins and over-the-counter medications, all at competitive prices.
More Information: or call (212) 443-1050

Student Health Center, Health Promotion Office produces dynamic educational workshops, health information, peer training and campus events to enhance personal, academic and career success. An accessible team of professional and student health educators design, deliver and evaluate diverse wellness programming, provide health consultations and serve as referral sources to additional support for vital student health issues.  HPO works to empower students to make informed decisions by providing the campus community with accessible, accurate information and compassionate services that foster personal health, academic success and community wellness.