During the 2023 Spring semester, the Sexual Violence Awareness (SeVA) Subcommittee that functions under the Committee on Student Life will meet every other Monday from 2:00 - 3:00pm via Zoom. Check the Today at SLC emails to determine if a meeting will happen that week.
The Subcommittee on Sexual Violence Awareness is an open subcommittee that encourages the participation of all members of the SLC community, including faculty, staff, and students to voice concerns and enact change about campus attitudes towards Title IX and sexual violence. The subcommittee also supports educational and programming initiatives in conjunction with the SeVA Programming Board. All community members who wish to weigh are welcome to join us!
The Sexual Violence Awareness (SeVA) Programming Board at Sarah Lawrence College is committed to engaging the community in a culture of respect and open conversation around the issues of sexual violence and the Title IX process. Operating under the guidance of the Title IX Coordinator and the SeVA Graduate Assistant, the SeVA Board will take an active role in risk reduction and primary prevention/awareness programs focused on advocacy, respect, and education. The group is open to all students and strives to be representative of the diverse and inclusive SLC community.
The SeVA Programming Board held some great events for the Spring 2023 semester. Many thanks to all who participated and supported SeVA's efforts! Below are some highlights for the Spring 2023 semester:
Tea with Title IX
Students came by Sarah Lawrence's Teahaus for a cup of tea, compliments of the Title IX Office! Title IX Coordinator Kristin Collado was at the picnic table outside with vouchers for those who would like a cup of tea, as well as resources and Title IX Office swag for those who stop by. We look forward to holding this event again in the fall!
Students, faculty, and staff alike wore denim on Thursday, April 27th in support of survivors of sexual violence. SeVA and the Title IX Office were joined by Campus Safety in the BWCC Atrium providing resources, raffling off a 'Strive' denim tote bag, and handing out popcorn and cotton candy. The SLC community wore great denim outfits to show their support!
The Clothesline Project
The Game of Life: Healthy Relationships Edition
Community members came to the BWCC on 2/13 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm to play SEVA's life-sized game inspired by the Game of Life. Participants had fun, learned about red and green flags in all sorts of relationships, grabbed some resources, and enjoyed some candy!
Fall 2022 Highlights:
On October 27, 2022, SLC held Take Back the Night - including a performance by a campus band, student activists marching around campus, an alumni and a community speaker, campus and community resources, and a confidential student speak out.
The Title IX Office launched Tea with Title IX - offering students tea from SLC's Teahaus compliments of the Title IX Office, along with resources and the opportunity to chat with the College's Title IX Coordinator, Kristin Collado.