The A Team: 

The Alcohol Team brings together students and staff to investigate ways to positively influence the alcohol climate at Bowdoin. Student members of the A Team are nominated by upperclassmen. These students are social leaders on campus and are invested in the creation of a safe drinking culture at Bowdoin. The A team works in conjunction with Peer Health to host a campus-wide Alcohol Screening Day every February in addition to other programs throughout the academic year. Hundreds of students are screened for alcohol abuse and misuse. This quick screening provides students information about how their drinking choices compare to other college students nationwide. The Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Education is available to provide Alcohol Screening to groups throughout the year.  

The Sex Project:

The Sex Project is a student group dedicated to providing comprehensive, practical, and medically accurate sexual health education to the Bowdoin community by facilitating conversations about any and all aspects of sex and sexuality. As trained facilitators and informed peer advocates, the group strives to be inclusive, nonjudgmental, and compassionate in all of our one-on-one and group interactions. By providing critical knowledge and support around sexual health issues, The Sex Project seeks to ensure that every Bowdoin student can feel empowered in their choices and enjoy a happy, healthy sex life in college and beyond.

Active Bystander Training:

A training which targets student leaders and is available to all students throughout the College. This training helps students to become active bystanders. Through role plays and skits, this training helps students think about themselves as social leaders who have a responsibility to intervene in situations that might negatively impact other students and also provides them with a toolbox to pull from in these situations. This training has helped students think about drinking as a high-risk behavior that they have the power to influence.


A one-time small group education program that is held monthly. Run by Christian van Loenen, this class is designed to help students identify risk-reduction techniques that will help lower their risk for negative consequences related to alcohol use.