Welcome to the Center for Gender and Student Engagement (CGSE).
Our mission is to foster student development with a focus on gender exploration and social justice in a safe and inclusive space. With this in mind, we work toward a community that values the diversity of gender, social equity, and safety for each individual.
Feel free to contact us or just stop by - We have an open door policy and have a great retreat style space for you to study, hang out with friends or just relax!
In the United States, April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM, activists raise awareness about sexual violence and how sexual violence impacts our community. Every April, Dartmouth College joins hundreds of other Colleges and Universities across the country in opening up the conversation about a subject that, until recently, was rarely discussed.
Research indicates that 1 in 4 college aged women will experience a rape or attempted rape during her four years in college. Statistics for college men and transgender students are not as clear; although we do know that many men and transgender students experience relationship or sexual violence during their college careers.
Every day, Dartmouth students, staff and faculty work to prevent violence, support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable, but in order to shift our culture and prevent future victimization, we need everyone! Please join us this month as we continue to fight for an end to sexual violence at Dartmouth.
Friday, April 4
3.00pm - 6.00pm in Collis Commonground
The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault will be hosting it's 3rd annual symposium in Collis Commonground. This will be a great way to hear from many students and administrators working to combat this issue here at Dartmouth. Along with an update of SPCSA's progress this past year, the event will consist of two research presentations by the recipients of the SPCSA mini-grant, student and administrator presentations, and table discussions for students and members of the community to voice their thoughts, suggestions, opinion,s and concerns. Attendees will also hear from Dean Johnson and President Hanlon, both of whom will be in attendance.
Click here for further information.
Thursday, April 17
4.00pm - 6.00pm in the CGSE lounge
Come and make t-shirts to support the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project began in 1990 and is used to spread awareness about sexual and relationship violence. Survivors, supporters, and all others who care about the issue are invited to come make a t-shirt to be on display.
Sunday - Saturday, April 20-26
On display in Collis
Shirts decorated by sexual assault victims and supporters will be on display in Collis as a means of raising awareness about violence against women. Dartmouth has held this event for many years and the shirts on display have been made by Dartmouth community members. Click HERE for more information about the Clothesline Project's national campaign.
Monday, April 21, 3.00pm in Collis 101
Tuesday, April 22, 6.30pm, on the Collis Patio (rain location CGSE).
The rally was first conceived in order to reclaim the right to move freely without sexual harassment and/or assault, day or night. It is an opportunity for men and women to come together to protest all forms of violence. The event will begin with speeches and an opportunity to hear from the public, and will conclude with a march around campus. Click HERE for more information about TBTN's national campaign.
Wednesday, April 23
What is Denim Day?
In 1999 the Italian High Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans at the time of the assault. The justices stated that the victim must have helped her attacker remove her jeans, from which they inferred consent. People all around the world were outraged. Wearing jeans on this anniversary became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual violence. Wear jeans with a purpose on April 23, 2014! Click HERE to find out more about Denim Day's national campaign!
Wear denim to show your support for survivors of sexual violence. Click HERE for more information about Denim Day's national campaign.
Wednesday, April 23, Hour sessions, 10.00am, 12.30pm & 3.00pm in Paganucci Lounge
Thursday, April 24, 2.00pm in Collis 101
Last Updated: 4/10/14