The application for Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA) is now open. For those of you who may not be familiar with GASA, it is a peer-facilitated group run by OFSL and the Women’s Center. The goal of Greeks Against Sexual Assault is to train members of fraternities and sororities so they can then positively influence their peers by challenging social norms that promote gender-based violence; understanding their connection to survivors of gender-based violence; and role modeling effective bystander interventions.
The weekly meetings will explore issues of gender, privilege, social justice and how we can stop sexual assault and interpersonal violence, specifically within the Greek community. The facilitators, Fallon Foster and Alyssa Pingitore, encourage anyone interested to apply to be a part of this unique experience and become well-informed members of the Greek community. The application is set to close on December 11th. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns at GASA@uconn.edu.
Here is link to the application, and we look forward to hearing from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GASA2016
The Men’s Project is an eleven-week training that begins in February. The day and time to be determined by participant availability.
The program is supported by the UConn Women’s Center and the Asian American Cultural Center, whose staff serve as advisors and support for this initiative. The goal of the Men’s Project is to train men who will then positively influence their peers by challenging social norms that promote gender-based violence; understanding their connection to survivors of gender-based violence; and role modeling effective bystander interventions. The weekly meetings will focus on topics related to gender socialization, masculinities, social justice and gender-based violence.
We will select approximately 15- 20 students for this initiative. The purpose of the project is to identify and train individuals who may be seen as having influence with their peers. However, all students are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a diverse group of participants with unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due by December 8, 2015 and are available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MensProject2016