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PSU Peer Education came into being in 1994 largely through the efforts of psychology student Amy Patton, who approached Dr. Gary Grimaldi with the idea of forming a Bacchus & Gamma affiliated peer group that would use theatre as its primary form of presentation. Dr. Grimaldi enlisted J.T. Knoll, PSU Substance Abuse Counselor, and together they developed a training program. Not long afterward, Gorillas In Your Midst was selected as a name that conveyed the connection with PSU's mascot while denoting the mission of peer education.

Please contact Jamease Roberts - Student Coordinator gorillasinyourmidst1@gmail.com or J.T. Knoll at 620-235-4062 or by email at jknoll@pittstate.edu for more information. Or stop by our office in the Campus Activities Center, 109 Overman Student Center. 

Upcoming Events


Do It Yourself - Self Care Kit Tables

August 24

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Overman Student Center Crossroads, Main Level


"Gorilla Get Down" D.J. Dance with GAB:

September 7th

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Overman Student Center University Club


Speaker - Sarah Panzau - "Living Proof:" 

September 15th

7:30 pm

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts


Karaoke Nights:

October 19th, November 16th, December 7th

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Overman Student Center University Club


Alcohol Awareness Week:

September 25 - October 1


"Don't Text - Just Drive" Pledge Drive:

September 28 - Lindburg Plaza

October 8 - Gorilla Village


"Someone You Love - The HPV Epidemic:"

HPV Documentary and Physician Panel

November 1

7:00 pm

Overman Student Center Ballroom


Great Gorilla Smokeout:

November 10


HIV-AIDS Awareness Week:

November 28 - December 2


Free Anonymous HIV Tests:

September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15

Bryant Student Health Center

Stressed Out?

Sressed Gorilla

Feeling Stressed? Test Anxiety? Log off in one of the five massage chairs in the Relaxation Room adjacent to the U-Club in Overman Student Center or try one of these useful Relaxation/Visualization Exercises!