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. Under the oversight of the dean of students, Thad Mantaro, director of the Shaw Wellness Institute, coordinates the cross-functional team and leads committee activities.
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 effort in context with the grander goal of achieving a healthy Colgate experience.
Interested community members are encouraged to contact Thad Mantaro (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for more information.
We will offer multiple training sessions during the fall 2015 semester.
Location: Shaw Wellness Institute
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, Leah Robinson 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.
Dates: Fall 2015