Sexual Climate Advisory Committee
The Sexual Climate Advisory Committee, composed of faculty, staff and students, is charged with developing and evaluating initiatives at the individual, environmental, and system level that contribute to a climate of sexual respect. Scott Brown, dean of students, leads monthly meetings.
The SCAC works across various departments and student groups to continuously improve our community culture. An Environmental Map of Sexual Climate Initiatives
on campus places each individual effort in context with the grander goal of achieving a healthy Colgate experience.
Students are encouraged to contact Dean Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and become engaged members of the committee.
We are now hosting monthly informational meetings on the first Thursday of every month, starting on February 5! We provide updates and feedback on the development of the Bystander Intervention program, including groups trained, reports from subcommittees, and new ideas about how to sustain the impact of Bystander Intervention on our campus.
Location: ALANA Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Dates: April 2
We are offering multiple monthly trainings during the spring 2015 semester.
Location: Shaw Wellness Institute
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Dates: March 24, and April 12
All trainings are free and open for faculty, staff, and students. Sign up by emailing email@example.com.
Student-led Team: The Network
The Network is a sexual assault and domestic violence awareness group organized by the Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education
. The group hosts weekly meetings that discuss upcoming events and current issues, and organizes annual events like Take Back The Night and Speak Out. The Network partners with Victims of Violence for Madison County where students are trained to answer a sexual assault and domestic abuse hotline.
For more information contact Madison Paulk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Assault Resources
Colgate maintains extensive resources regarding gender-based violence and sexual assault. Please see the Sexual Violence Support, Resources, and Education page.
Yes Means Yes
Yes Means Yes is a six-week positive sexuality seminar led by student, faculty, and staff facilitators. Created by a student in 2009, Yes Means Yes gives students the unique opportunity to gather with people from across campus to engage in honest discussion.
The seminar, which was recently highlighted by NBC.com, covers topics of positive sexuality in an attempt to destigmatize and encourage conversation about sex, pleasure, a healthy sexual climate on campus, combating sexual violence, the way different identities interact with sex and sexuality, and more.
For more information, contact Yes Means Yes intern Emily Hawkins at email@example.com.
Project HEAL provides a space to learn and practice healing activities that help to develop a holistic experiential awareness for living. The group is devoted to helping heal survivors of childhood sexual abuse, unwanted touched, coerced or forced sex, sexual harassment, or sexual exploitation.
Emily Khazaee from Victims of Violence hosts HEALing sessions on designated Mondays.
Location: 109B East
Time: 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Dates: March 23, April 13, 20