First, we would like to thank you! You are clearly ready to start addressing these important issues such as sexual assault, rape, interpersonal violence, and rape supportive culture. The Woman and Gender Advocacy Center has a variety of ways to become involved with the community that is working hard to end sexual assault!
The WGAC offers three courses: Introduction to Gender-Based Violence in a US Context, Victim Assistance Team, and Fraternities and Sororities Against Sexual Assault. For more information, click on the course title. The following is a brief description of each class.
- Introduction to Gender-Based Violence in a US Context is a 3-credit course that closely examines interpersonal violence (sexual assault, relationship violence & stalking) in US culture. It is also a prerequisite to apply for our peer-to-peer education group, the Red Whistle Brigade.
- The Victim Assistance Team is here to provide confidential support and advocacy to Colorado State University students and any family or friends who have experienced sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on or off campus. This course is a training, so that you can join the group of volunteers who handle the 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline.
- Fraternities and Sororities Against Sexual Assault is to educate and ultimately help prevent rape, sexual assault and relationship violence among CSU’s Sorority and Fraternity community.
Working in the WGAC
WGAC hires several students to work in the office each year. Student staff participate in the office in a number of ways, including staffing the front desk, working with core staff on projects and programs, and identifying their own activism projects they would like to do to address sexual assault and rape. Click HERE for more information.
The WGAC advises two student organizations: Campus Feminist Alliance (CFA) and Students United for Reproductive Justice (SURJ). Both organizations address sexual assault, rape, and violence in their own way. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Red Whistle Brigade
The Red Whistle Brigade is a peer-to-peer education troupe. They are heavily involved on campus with a variety of activism projects to address the issue of sexual assault in new and creative ways. The best way to learn about the Brigade is to just click HERE.
Men in the Movement
Men in the Movement is a new opportunity for CSU men who want to learn more about masculinity, its relationship to sexual assault, and how all men can work to prevent gender violence. Check out the Men in the Movement Blog HERE. For more information, contact Carl.Olsen@colostate.edu.
Survivor Speaker's Bureau
One important part of healing and activism for many survivors of interpersonal violence (sexual assault, child sexual abuse, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment) is to tell their stories to others. WGAC offers a Survivor Speaker’s Bureau for those who want to tell their stories. The Survivor Speaker's Bureau is also available for presentations to academic classes, student organizations, and departments across campus. For more information, contact Kathryn Woods at Kathryn.Woods@colostate.edu.