Sexuality Issues, Relationships, and Gender Education (SIRGE)
SIRGE is a student leadership position through the Division of Student Affairs. The coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to create and facilitate programming for the campus community to address issues of sexuality and sexual identity, healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention, and gender.
Current Programming for Spring 2017:
- "Ice Cream, you scream, we all scream..NO MORE violence"-- March 8th, a break from midterms where students, faculty, and staff, can come and get ice cream while learning how to end rape culture and take a stand against power based personal violence
- Take Back the Night--March 29th, Tahoma Room: Thomas Hall, 8:30pm
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month--April 2017
- The Clothesline Project-- Student Development Center, April 2017
Programming for Fall 2016:
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October. Find more about the YWCA's domestic violence action month here.
- "A Cup of Prevention"--October 2016, there will be stickers placed on the cups in Diversions, Oppenheimer, and the Aquatics Cafe each with information about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
- Its On Us week of Action October 10th-14th
- "Yeah, Maybe, No" Film Screening, October 10th from 8-10pm in the SDC
- "The Hunting Ground" Film Screening , October 12th from 5-7pm in the SJC
- Consent Stories--October 20th at 7pm, in Kilworth
- Green Dot Trainings--Nov 4th and Dec 6th
Past programming includes:
- Take Back the Night Week--Fall and Spring semesters
- "No More" Week of Action--Spring 2016
- Film Screenings--The Hunting Ground, It Happened Here, The Mask You Live In
- Walk a Mile in Their Shoes--Spring 2016 (in collaboration with Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
- The Clothesline Project--done annually since the 2000's.
SIRGE facilitates and maintains open lines of communication with related student groups and organizations. For national statistics, and more information regarding sexual assault visit NSVRC, and RAINN.