Student Advocacy

Student Engagement

ReACT! performs live scenes with GVSU student actors on the GVSU campus which aim to help prevent incidents of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Audience members will explore how they can engage in realistic, safe, and effective methods of preventing violence. ReACT! is the product of a partnership between GVSU's Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance's Theatre area, and is funded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

P.E.P. Talks

Peer Education and Prevention (P.E.P.) Talks is an interactive bystander intervention program led by student peer educators. Our programs are 90 minutes in length and contain information about what it means to be an active bystander. Participants are provided with skills they can utilize to intervene in situations in which sexual assault or harassment may occur. The program includes discussion on bystanders, rape culture, empathy building exercises, skill-building exercises, and a pledge to be an active bystander.


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Army of Survivors

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October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

January - Stalking Awareness Month

April - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Center for Women and Gender Equity offers a ton of programming on these topics. We also do programs by request! Please contact Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, Leah Short, at