The Wave of Change initiative promises to seek and implement innovative solutions to sexual violence. Since beginning our work this semester, we have solicited feedback from students, faculty and staff through the Wave of Change website, Town Halls across campus, and our Interactive Workshop & Visioning Session. With the new semester ahead, we are ready to announce the next stage in our work to end sexual violence at Tulane.
All suggestions and contact information can be found here.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION & EDUCATION COALITION
The Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Coalition (SVPEC) serves as an interdisciplinary team of Tulane University senior-level administrators, faculty, staff and students who joined together in the spring of 2014 to address the problem of sexual violence and misconduct among the student population.
The mission of our coalition is to collaboratively and strategically prevent sexual violence while fostering sexual climates and cultures on campus where all feel safe, informed, and well-positioned to thrive. We also aim to enhance the effectiveness of and communication between other working groups and individuals working on initiatives related to Title IX, sexual violence prevention, rape culture and healthy sexuality.
The SVPEC is Co-Chaired by Lindsey Greeson, MS, Director of the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, and Meredith Smith, JD and MEd, Tulane University Title IX Coordinator. If the SVPEC sounds like something in which you'd like to be involved in, contact Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OneWave BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
One Wave is Tulane's bystander intervention initiative that aims to equip our community with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to intervene in situations that involve, or have the potential to involve sexual assault. One Wave empowers each Tulanian to proactively and outwardly support norms and actions that protect from violence.
Get involved and sign up for a One Wave training.
EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO DO THEIR PART AND VIOLENCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED: No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.
SEXUAL AGGRESSION PEER HOTLINE & EDUCATION (SAPHE)
SAPHE is a Tulane University student organization devoted to providing outreach, education, and advocacy regarding the issue of sexual aggression. We focus on two major areas of activism:
- Member-run 24/7 confidential hotline, which works to support Tulane community members affected by sexual aggression by providing a listening ear and information about resources.
- Educational and outreach programs around campus to educate and to engage community members on issues of consent and sexual violence.
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TULANE UNIVERSITY PEER HEALTH EDUCATORS (TUPHE)
Tulane University Peer Health Educators (TUPHEs) are a diverse group of Tulane students who are committed to enhancing their own health and the health of the Tulane community. The purpose of the program is to advocate for and promote healthy choices, personal well-being, and community safety. Through leadership, education, and awareness peer educators provide quality, innovative, and inclusive workshops, services, and events to meet the health needs of Tulane students.
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Don’t have time to be a TUPHE? As a way of expanding the reach of peer education on Tulane's campus the TUPHEs developed the Wellness Ambassador program. The Wellness Ambassadors are a group of student leaders representing organizations across Tulane's community aimed at connecting and supporting the well-being of members and at promoting the health of the whole Tulane community.
To learn more about how to get your organization involved with TUPHEs' Wellness Ambassador program click here.
OFFICE FOR GENDER & SEXUAL DIVERSITY (OGSD)
Tulane University has many active LGBTIQA and feminist student groups. The following under/graduate student organizations focus on gender- and sexuality-related social, health, spiritual, political, intellectual, and cultural matters. If you have a gender- and/or sexuality-related student group that you would like start and/or have listed here, please e-mail email@example.com. We would like to include you in our events and offer our services and programs to your members.
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