Title IX at Wesleyan
Wesleyan staff, students and faculty work in collaboration to develop clear and accessible sexual misconduct policies and procedures, increase reporting of incidents and educate students about sexual violence and its prevention.
The Title IX Policy Committee is composed of staff, students and faculty who review Wesleyan’s policies and procedures around sexual misconduct. During the 2014-2015 academic year, the committee rewrote Wesleyan’s sexual misconduct policy, hosted a community forum to gather feedback to improve the judicial process and created a series of videos that provide information about reporting sexual misconduct, supporting survivors and the judicial process. Contact Debbie Colucci, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, for more information about joining the team.
The Title IX Education Committee is responsible for reviewing current sexual violence prevention programming initiatives and identifying new opportunities to educate the campus community on issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, bystander intervention and supporting survivors. The Title IX Education Committee is the perfect team for students who have innovative ideas about educating their peers and who wish to influence educational outreach efforts on campus. Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more information about joining the team.
The Title IX Student Advisory Committee provides feedback on policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct and organizes events for peers to dialogue around sexual violence. Contact Nikita Rajgopal ’17, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Intern for more information about joining the team.
Join WEconSent on Facebook to learn more about events on campus that focus on sexual violence prevention.
WesWELL Peer Health Advocates
A group of trained peer health educators who address a variety of health issues relevant to Wesleyan students, including sexual violence prevention and sexual health issues. Click here to learn more and apply online.
WSA-Recognized Student Organizations
Contact the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) for current contact information on these student groups. Many groups also table and recruit new members at the annual Student Activities Fair, held in mid-September.
- Take Back the Night Planning Committee
- Students for Consent and Communication
- ASHA – Adolescent and Sexual Health Awareness
WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan's Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use and those involving sexual assault. Empowered bystanders create a safer community by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively. The We Speak, We Stand bystander intervention training features two separate and distinct tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use. For more information about the next training, contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator (email@example.com) or Tanya Purdy, Director of WesWell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Reference "We Speak, We Stand Training" in the subject line.
“WE Speak, WE Stand" is also the name of the monologues performed each year during New Student Orientation regarding sexual violence and alcohol use. The performance is coordinated by WesWELL, the Office of Health Education. Please visit their website to learn more.