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Students for Prevention Education & Advocacy in the Community (SPEAC) (2018-2019)

Fill out an application for 2018-2019 here.

SPEAC is open to all students who want to help our community prevent student sexual misconduct. The group works with the College's Title IX team in advancing the College's sexual misconduct prevention awareness, education, and programming as part of the College's comprehensive prevention framework. They are ambassadors to the student body and are excellent resources to talk with if you are uncertain about reporting or want more information. SPEAC students are voices for the prevention of sexual violence on campus and run awareness campaigns and host programming and educational events. They represent many aspects of Centre life as athletes, resident assistants and directors, Brown Fellows, and Bonner & Posse Scholars. They are members of fraternities, sororities, diversity student union, and student government. 

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this year’s SPEAC/ Title IX joint kick-off meeting from 6:30-8:30 on Monday, August 27th in Ewen. It will be an opportunity share our goals for the year and make sure everyone is up to speed. For more information contact Ben Nelson at ben.nelson@centre.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifs that Explain the CentreSpeaks Campus Climate Survey

Sexual violence is a major issue on college campuses nationwide: repeated surveys at other schools confirm just how serious the problem is.

 

Centre wants to conduct a survey of our own students.

It will open on February 14th, and you will receive a lin...

Supporting Survivors
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Tips for friends, family, and educators of survivors from Know Your IX.

A supportive reaction can make all the difference, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy. RAINN provides a list of encouraging words, phrases, and questions you can use to help support a friend.

Pandora's Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through an online support group, Pandora's Aquarium. They believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing. Their online support group includes a message board, chat room, and blogs. It is free to participate and is moderated by a diverse group of survivors. There are also specific chatrooms for male and LGBT survivors.

A helpful list of things to say to a survivor and things NEVER to say. It also provides useful tips to help someone stay grounded during a panic attack or flashback.

Resources for People of Color
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An interview with Chardonnay Madkins, the founder of Centering the Margins. She is also a project manager for End Rape on Campus and discusses the role race can play in the handling of campus sexual assaults and the distinct difficulties black women can face.

An article by End Rape On Campus addresses the need to make efforts to fight sexual violence  be intersectional. Haskins states, "We do disservice to Black survivors when we fail to address the unique challenges they face in the midst of sexual violence, as well as their everyday lives." These barriers may include negative stereotypes, financial strain, need for self-care, distrust of law enforcement, and shame.

You, Your Best Friend or Me is a campaign of The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA). "You, Your Best Friend or Me is a call to action, designed to engage our Sisters and our communities to end sexual assault in our families and amongst our friends." 

LGBTQ Resources
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One in three young people — straight, gay and everyone in between — experience some form of dating abuse. LGBTQ students can face obstacles to seeking help. 

Title IX protects LGBTQ survivors, too — and it also provides important protections to LGBTQ students who face widespread bullying and harassment that can impede their access to education. Research indicates that nearly half of all transgender people and bisexual women experience sexual violence during their lifetime.

The Human Rights Campaign addresses sexual assault and the LGBTQ community. A list of LGBTQ-friendly hotlines and chat support are listed.

K.C. Clements, a non-binary trans writer, calls attention to the barriers that non-binary and trans individuals face finding resources and the space to heal after assault. Clements lists resources for trans survivors.

Resources for Immigrants
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This resource from Know Your IX provides information for international and undocumented students. 

End Rape on Campus outlines rights for undocumented survivors. EROC says, "Coupled with the fear of immigration-related problems, sexual violence can often seem insurmountable for undocumented survivors, as well as survivors with undocumented perpetrators. Know that you are not alone, and you do have rights and resources." 

End Rape on Campus outlines rights for International Students.

Study Abroad
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In this Cosmopolitan interview the founder of SASHAA is interviewed about why she founded SASHAA, which helps U.S. men and women who are sexually assaulted abroad. She has tips for students who are leaving for study abroad and outlines resources available for students. 

SASHAA's site includes a link to AT&T access codes, which enables victims to contact them via an international toll free number (1-866-USWOMEN) from 175 countries, which means anyone can call and get connected with one of our U.S.-based caseworkers who will guide her or him from that moment onward. Chat and email options are available as well.

Dating Violence
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The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence outlines the basics of protective orders: Where can I get one? What will happen if I go to school with the respondent? Are they free? Who can file for an Interpersonal Protective Order?

Heatly Relationships
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OneLove works to end relationship abuse and was founded after the brutal death of Yeardley Love, a UVA lacrosse player. OneLove has information on healthy relationships and signs of unhealthy ones. Their OneLove ap can be downloaded, and it will help reflect on your own relationship, see potential red flags, and if needed will help you make a plan to leave. OneLove's #ThatsNotLove campaign has lots of tools (videos, bookmarks, and playlists) that call attention to the unhealthy ways love is depicted in pop culture.

In a healthy relationship, it's important to discuss consent and get consent every time. Love Is Respect provides resources to help you think about what consent means, how to give it, and red flags to look for in a relationship.

It's On Us is a national movement active on over 500 campuses to end sexual assault. They have an excellent discussion guide to help you understand and reflect on consent.

ScarletTeen writes about those tough sexual situations that you want to say yes to but you should probably say no to because it may cause harm to you or another person down the road. 

Love is Respect is overflowing with. . .love, support, and good advice. Relationship quizzes may help you see red flags of abuse, but may simply guide you to being a better partner. There's resources on setting boundaries, communicating better, or having good sex and resources if you're experiencing or have experienced abused. They have many ways to reach out for help 24/7: a hotline (Call 1-866-331-9474), online chat, and text (Text loveis to 22522*). 

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