Coalition

  • The Coalition is a group of colleges and univeristies who have various programs specifically directing sexual assault education and prevention to the Greek community. Due to the commitment of many speakers, organizations and other companies who promote our mission statement, we have created another section to our Coalition that can be found in the bottom half of this page.  To become an affiliate, please click here.

  • Colleges and Universities

  • Colorado State University

    Keith Lopez, Coordinator, Transition Position

    keith.lopez@colostate.edu

     

    Greeks Against Sexual Assault
    Established Fall 2004

    Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA) at Colorado State University strives to educate and ultimately help prevent rape, sexual assault and relationship violence among CSU's Greek community. GASA operates as a student organization all year long with a Training Course (1 credit Women's Studies Course) in the spring. Greek Educators who participate in the spring training course can work towards becoming resources in their own chapters.

  • University of California, Davis

    Sarah Meredith, CVPP Education and Outreach Coordinator
    sameredith@ucdavis.edu

    Greeks Against Sexual Assault
    Established Spring 2007

    GASA is offered as a 4 unit, P/NP class and all Greek chapters are encouraged to have a representative enroll. Students spend the quarter learning about the facts about sexual assault, sexual assault in the Greek community, and how to handle situations and help members in their chapters. For the final project, the representatives go back and present their new knowledge to their own chapters.


  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Alexandra Paul, Panhellenic VP Women's Wellness

    alexmpaul1@gmail.com


                      Greeks Against Sexual Assault


    Greeks Against Sexual Assault is an organization of Greek men and women that is dedicated to the education, awareness, and prevention of sexual assault on campus. The "not in our house" campaign sponsored by GASA is just one initiative that brings forward dialogue on this important campus issue.

     

  • University of California, San Diego

    Sabrina Sadler, Project Coordinator, Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center

    ssadler@ucsd.edu

     

    Greeks Against Sexual Assault
    Established January 2007


    UCSD Greeks Against Sexual Assault aims to educate and raise awareness about sexual assault issues within the Greek community. Through chapter representatives, SARC provides training, education and outreach to Greek members to prevent and end sexual violence.

  • University of Denver

    Jim Francescon, President
    jim.francescon@du.edu

    Greek Leaders Against Sexual Assault
    Established 2005

    The Greek Leaders Against Sexual Assault (GLASA) promotes sexual assault awareness and prevention through presentations to Greek chapters on campus. GLASA also works with Sexual Assault Awareness Week and other gender and violence related programming.

  • Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Jenn Scott, Coordinator of Sexual Assault Education
    jscott1@illinois.edu


    Fraternity Peer Rape Education Program (FPREP)
    Established 2002

    FPREP is a two-semester course that trains interested members of all-male social fraternities to become peer rape prevention educators to their own chapters. Members facilitate several workshops to their own chapter - based in part on the individual needs of their fraternity - and become resources for their fellow members.

                         Ross Wantland, Assistant Director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)

    wantland@illinois.edu

     

    Diversity and Social Justice Education for the University.

  • University of Missouri

    Sharon Giles, Coordinator- Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center

    GilesS@missouri.edu


                      RSVP Educators: Greek Advocates


    The Greek Advocates are a group of fraternity men and sorority women dedicated to educating and empowering the Greek Community at MU in order to unite against relationship and sexual violence. Their Goals:

    To open up discussion and dispel myths and stereotypes about rape, sexual assault, and relationship violence in the MU Greek Community
    To educate chapter members about the issues surrounding rape, sexual assault, and relationship violence, including how they can 1) help a survivor and 2) play a role in preventing rape and sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking
    We believe that the Greek Advocates fulfill a valuable service to the University of Missouri Greek Community by teaching their peers about relationship and sexual violence.  They accomplish this task by:

    Facilitating presentations on the issues surrounding relationship and sexual violence in the Greek Community
    Planning Greek awareness events for Rape Awareness Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Greek2Greek education and other relevant occasions.
    Serving as a trained resource specialist to their chapters.
    Receiving continual training in presentation and leadership skills throughout the year.

     

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Nancy Harper, Violence Prevention Coordinator
    harpernm@umkc.edu

    Violence Prevention and Response Project
    Established 2006

    The mission of the Violence Prevention & Response Project is: to unify campus resources through the coordination of existing services which address the issues of sexual violence, to provide a safe place, referrals and information to those affected by sexual violence, to assess campus needs for information and activities addressing sexual violence and to participate in the creation and coordination of educational prevention programs about sexual violence. This project is a collaboration between various campus and community offices. Grant Statement The UMKC Violence Prevention and Response project is supported by Grant No. 2005-WA-AX-0013 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The material included in this publication is that of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

  • The College of New Jersey

    Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse, Coordinator

    deitch@tcnj.edu


                      Office of Anti-Violence Initiatives

                      Established 2004


    The Office of Anti-Violence Initiatives leads the campus effort to address issues of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. We work with our community partners to create a campus environment that is intolerant of abuse, responsive to needs of victims/survivors, and holds perpetrators accountable for their actions.

    Our objective is to establish a campus culture for safety, free from power-based personal violence, resulting in a safer living and learning environment.

    Our Student Anti-Violence Education (SAVE) Peer Educators and staff provide evidence-informed programming to empower students with healthy relationship skills and to promote prosocial bystander behavior.

     

     

  • Washington & Jefferson College
    Valerie Gregor, Director of Greek Life
    vgregor@washjeff.edu


    Greeks (and friends) Against Sexual Assault
    Established February 26, 2009

    W&J's GASA is more of an advocate group. This semester we have met every other week. We had a victim of sexual assault come and speak to our group, had a training workshop about dating violence, and participated in a candlelight vigil for Sexual Assault Awareness week. We are looking at bringing in Kristen's Story for the greek community in the fall. We are constantly thinking of new ideas and ways to reach out to our fellow students who have been affected or know someone affected by sexual assault.

  • Woodbury University
    Nelson Nio, Instructor
    nnio@shieldselfdefense.com


    SHIELD Women's Self-Defense & Personal Safety
    Established October 2003

    Based on a mixture of martial arts principles, self-defense and street fighting, SHIELD focuses on training the body mechanics, balance, speed, and breathing. It emphasizes on close range fighting to be efficient to fight in tight quarters using lower body strength to generate power. This is a safe space for women to learn practical and effective self defense. COURSE OBJECTIVES This training develops correct body alignment, and focuses on striking with the core body strength. This course covers verbal and physical self defense as well as personal safety for women. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to:

     

    * Increase awareness - of your body, your surrounding, and the reality of violence against women.

    * Understand the body mechanics, effects of adrenaline in your body, and the principles of fighting.

    * Experience calling out your fighting spirit.

    * Execute elbow, kicks, knee and hand strikes properly.

    * Break various wrist grabs, hair grabs, bear hugs, choke holds, and various pinned down positions.

  • Companies, Organizations, and Speakers

  • Angels with Attitude

    Daniel Kessler, Self Defense Speaker

    selfdefenseworkshop@gmail.com

     

    Angels with Attitude
    Established 2004

     

    Angels with Attitude is a company dedicated to making you and your community more safe and confident. We do this by teaching self defense and personal safety seminars and workshops.

     


  • Celect.org

    Jeremy Turner, Director of Sales - Collegiate & Greek

    jeremy@celect.org

     

    Celect.org
    Established 2004

     


  • Men Can Stop Rape

    Joseph Vess, Training and Technical Assistance Director

    jvess@mencanstoprape.org

     

    Men Can Stop Rape

    Established 1997

     

    Men Can Stop Rape, Inc. (MCSR) is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women. We build young men's capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.Men Can Stop Rape, Inc. (MCSR) is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women. We build young men's capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.

     

  • The National Panhellenic Conference
    Nicki Meneley, Executive Director
    nicki@npcwomen.org


    Established 1902

  • Paul F. Davis

    International Speaker from the University of Adveristy, Worldwide Speaker, Author & Consultant

    info@PaulFDavis.org

     

    Sexual Assault & Date Rape Prevention
    Established January 2009

    As a young man at the tender age of 17, while intoxicated and in the back seat of a friend’s car during a party, Paul Davis was sexually assaulted and raped by an undesirable young lady. A unique date rape & sexual assault prevention speaker, Paul understands both sides of the story and as the author of "Healthy Relationships" communicates powerfully to both sexes.

    Confront the stereotypes, subtleties, seductive tendencies, and secrets regarding sexuality that precede date rape and sexual assault.

    Examine the psychology and sociology of power and lust that drives men to pursue sexual conquest, while differentiating between overbearing masculinity and maintaining one’s manly honor and integrity. Take a deep look at the pathway and precursors to male domination en route to sexual exploitation of women.

    Address the male ego and sexuality with meaningful steps to establish proper perimeters relationally. Minimize the abuse of women in courtship and socially. Identify crucial factors necessary to prevent being overcome by sexual predators.

    Deal with misnomers, presumptions, false interpretations, mischaracterizations, and miscommunication that misdirect actions sexually and endanger us unnecessarily. Delicately address the problems and complexities related to sexual victimization scarring children, adolescents, and adults worldwide. Discover the facts about domestic violence, acquaintance rape, and drug use by sexual predators so you can prevent and conquer any undesirable attempt for sexual conquest against your will.

    For the sake of your own wellbeing, the safety of youth and students in your community, the public health, and general welfare of all sexes: be proactive to prevent sexual assault and date rape. Stop being victimized and start being victorious by taking back your community from sexual predators.

     

  • SEXpectancies

    Laura Holman Rahman, LLC Founder

    laura@laurarahman.com

     

    SEXpectancies workshop


    The SEXpectancies workshop examines media, language and behaviors that contribute to sexual abuses perpetuated in our lives. In this two to three hour workshop facets of sexual terrorism (forms of sexual assault) are addressed within our culture through the use of film, role plays, and a variety of experiential exercises, and personal stories.

     

  • Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER)

    Sarah Martino, Communications Coordinator

    sarahm@safercampus.org

     

    SAFER

    Established 2000


    Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. An all-volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens.

    Strong college sexual assault policies are a key element in the prevention of sexual assault. Despite the well-known prevalence of sexual violence among college students, current college sexual assault policies commonly lack primary prevention efforts and due process procedures, exclude student input, traumatize survivors, and ignore disparate treatment of survivors and assailants based on gender, class, race, sexual orientation, and disability. By maintaining inadequate policies and resisting student demands for change, colleges create an atmosphere that condones violence, silences survivors, and reduces equal access to the benefits of a college education. Committed to social change through community mobilization, SAFER arms students with the tools needed to mobilize communities and make lasting change on campus.

     

  • Victim/Witness Assistance Program

    Jennifer Storm, Executive Director 

    jstorm@dauphinc.org

     

    Victim/Witness Assistance Program

    Established 1984


    The Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving victims of crimes. Our mission is to reduce the trauma of a crime by empowering and assisting clients (crime victims, witnesses and significant others) in reconstructing their lives through advocacy, support, information, and referrals.  VWAP strives to prevent further victimization by intervening on behalf of our clients to address any problems created by their involvement in the justice system.

     

  • Voices of Men

    Ben Atherton-Zeman, Actor, Feminist, Husband

    benazeman@hotmail.com

     

    "Voices of Men" - A One-Man Play Working to End Sexual Violence
    Established 2001

    "Voices of Men" uses humor and celebrity male voice impressions to educate campuses about sexual violence, dating violence and daily sexism.  The humor minimizes audience defensiveness - the content includes verbal and nonverbal ways to say "no," consent, primary prevention and men's responsibility to challenge sexual violence and rape culture.  Ideal for a fraternity-sponsored, mandatory attendance event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month or orientation.

     

  • WebGreek

    Patrick Allen, CEO

    pmallen@webgreek.com

     

    WebGreek

    Established March 2009

     

    WebGreek provides private online networks for fraternities and sororities to communicate and manage their operations more efficiently.  WebGreek’s greater vision is to strengthen the Greek community on college campuses nationwide, so that they can in turn contribute maximally to their members, their school communities, and the global community.  WebGreek promotes Greek unity by supporting the organizations that make Greek life possible and the causes they espouse, and through advocacy on its blog, Twitter and Facebook presence.

     

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