The We Speak We Stand Brochure is designed to assist you in understanding prevention, education and response to sexual misconduct at Wesleyan.

The Office of Support, Healing, Activism, & Prevention Education (SHAPE) conducts trainings, education workshops, and programs focused on interpersonal violence prevention and healing for student groups, faculty, staff, and administrators on campus for the Wesleyan community. 

Student Organizations:

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.

Contact the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) for current WSA-Recognized Student Organizations and 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

Bystander Intervention
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.

Click here for more information about the next training or contact a student peer health education coordinator.

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.

Social Media:

Follow the SHAPE Office on Instagram (@wesshapeoffice) and WesWell (@wes.well) for updates on events, resources, and different education initiatives from our respective offices!