Grand Valley State University Women's Center

Eyes Wide Open - Sexual Assault Peer Educators

Come meet Eyes Wide Open!
Mondays at 9:00pm, Kirkhof 1142

All are welcome! 

Eyes Wide Open is a student organization for sexual assault peer educators at Grand Valley State University.  Our vision is to educate the Grand Valley community about sexual assault and provide resources through community outreach, presentations, and events in order to end sexual violence.  Each year we host Take Back the Night and cosponsor Rock Against Rape (RAR) along with other programming. Below you will find more information about becoming a member, the recruitment timeline, the history of the group and our upcoming events.

Becoming a Member

To become an active member, a student must apply, go through an interview process, and attend our Summer or Winter training. During our training we cover topics related to sexual assault, dating violence, stalking.  *We encourage all GVSU students to apply to join our organization as raising awareness on these important issues is not a women's issue.

All students are welcome to attend our weekly meetings on Mondays at 9pm in KC 1142.  If you would like more information or are interested in joining Eyes Wide Open, please contact us at eyesgvsu@gmail.com. To complete our online application via OrgSync, click here.

*Note: Training is not mandatory to be involved with Eyes Wide Open. In order to give our presentation to groups/organizations, a student must complete training.

History of Eyes Wide Open

 In the 2001-2002 academic year, Eyes Wide Open was created by a committed group of students with support from the Women's Center. The student group educates students by dispelling myths related to sexual assault and other forms of violence.


The primary goals are to educate students about the resources available for survivors of sexual assault, to create a campus culture that prevents assaults from happening, and to provide campus-wide programming to students, faculty, and staff.


 Presentations given by Eyes Wide Open members are interactive and effective. They are specifically designed for the class or group in which they are being presented and can include same-gender or mixed-gender audiences. If you are interested in learning more about the group or would like to schedule a presentation, please contact the organization at eyesgvsu@gmail.com or contact the Women's Center at 1201 Kirkhof, (616) 331-2748.


Past Events (Fall 2013/ Winter 2014)

Silent Witness Program: Thursday, Oct 3rd: 12-1pm, KC 2215-2216

Clothesline Project: Oct 14th - Oct 18th: 12-5pm, Women's Center

Take Back the Night: Wednesday, Oct 16th: 7pm, Kirkhof Center (GRR)

Winter Training: Saturday, January 11, 2014:  Kirkhof (TBD)

Rock Against Rape (RAR): Friday, April 4, 2014: 6-9pm, the Fieldhouse 

Weekly EWO Meetings: Mondays: 9pm, Kirkhof  #1144

Summer Training: August 16th- August 18th, 2014

Campus Life Night: September 3rd; 6pm-9pm, West C Lot

Page last modified August 27, 2014