It is never a victim's fault when they experience violence. However, we can do things to reduce our risk of experiencing violence.
For questions about sexual violence prevention efforts at Macalester, contact Karla Benson Rutten, Title IX Coordinator & Director of Equity or Laura Linder-Scholer, Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator.
Sexual Violence Prevention Working Group Created in February 2016, this working group of students, staff, and faculty assists the Title IX Coordinator & Director of Equity in an annual review of the sexual misconduct policy and assists with campus planning and projects related to sexual violence prevention education efforts at Macalester.
Green Dot @ Mac Learn how to reduce sexual violence as a bystander by ending violence one green dot at a time
#OurLockerRoomTalk Watch a video (below) created by students of the Macalester College Football Team in October 2016. The video shares insights into Macalester locker room culture, speaks out against violence in our community, and sends the message that this matters at Mac. Join the conversation with #OurLockerRoomTalk.
It's On Us Watch a video (below) created by Macalester students in August 2016, in connection with the White House's national It's On Us campaign. Macalester students, staff, faculty, and administrators aim to mobilize and inspire our community to stand up and take action against sexual and domestic violence on our campus.
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) Located in Kagin 018, the GSRC is a resource for information on gender and sexuality issues, including issues of sexual violence.
FIA*STARSA (Feminists in Action * Students Together Against Rape and Sexual Assault). Student organization that meets Thursdays, 9–10pm in the GSRC (Kagin 018). 2016-2017 Co-Chairs: Abbey Feola '17 and Kelsey Fox '17. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mr. M. (Macalester Reimagines Masculinity). Student organization that meets Mondays, 9-10pm in Campus Center 2015. Email email@example.com for more information.
National Prevention Organizations
A national organization aimed at the reduction of power-based personal violence through strengthening services and strategies for bystanders.
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture is a comprehensive online clearinghouse that provides important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Men Can Stop Rape, Inc. (MCSR)
An international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.
Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment is a national, grassroots nonprofit. PAVE uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence.
Date Safe Project
Providing strong and positive voices for discussing sexual assault awareness, healthy dating, and specifically addressing consent.
A Long Walk Home
An organization that uses art therapy and the visual and performance arts to document, to educate and to bring about social change and healing from trauma.
It was created to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.
Visit Support Resources for information on how you can become involved with organizations and initiatives on sexual assault prevention.
You Tube Videos
It's On Us
Celebrities deliver a powerful message about campus sexual assault: "Consent. If you don't get it, you don't get it." Watch this video
It's as simple as tea
Do you have questions about the definition of consent? Are you looking for an easier way to help friends or colleagues understand the concept of consent? Watch this video for a simple way to explain what consent really means.
Can I borrow your phone?
What constitutes consent? How do we ask others for their consent? Watch this video for another clever demonstration of consent and why it is important.
A video geared toward college students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Watch video
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Byron Hurt presents an examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Watch video
Killing Us Softly
Jean Kilbourne talks about advertising pressures women are confronted with daily.