The men of Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recently hosted “Safe Sex Pass Owt” on the Yard.
Gamma Gamma passed out condoms as well as engaged in different activities meant to educate the student body.
The purpose of the event was to promote sex safe on Grambling campus and to spread awareness of STDs.
STDs are sexually transmitted diseases also known as STIs or sexually transmitted infections.
These infections are often spread through unprotected sexual contact.
There have been many concerns on Grambling’s campus of the reported STD cases.
Gamma Gamma decided to take a campus wide problem and began to tackle it.
“We felt that on a college campus safe sex needs to be promoted and sometimes people need the extra hands on interaction,” Jalon Redmond, President of the Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., said.
Omega Psi Phi promotes safe sex by one of our mandated programs which is health initiative programs.
“It was a great turn out we feel as a chapter that we affected people’s lives in a positive light,’’ Redmond said.
Through these mandated programs, Gamma Gamma is able to do their part in Grambling State University’s campus in spreading the awareness of STDs and safe sex.
“It is extremely important to have safe sex,” Redmond. said.
“There are a lot of students who have promising futures and STDs can halt their lives.”
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “nearly half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed each year are among young people aged 15–24 year olds.”
The only way that is 100 percent effective in protecting yourself from a sexually transmitted disease is being abstinent.