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 Women's Center and the School of Communication's Theatre area, and is funded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

Eyes Wide Open
Eyes Wide Open is a student organization for sexual assault peer educators at Grand Valley State University. Their mission is to provide support for sexual assault survivors while educating the greater GVSU community on the issue of sexual assault. They put on educational programs for classes, campus organizations, and other community organizations. Each year they host Take Back the Night and cosponsor Rock Against Rape (RAR) along with other programming.

Men In Action 
Through the help of the VAWA grant, Grand Valley State University is working to create a space for men to to explore and discuss the culture of masculinity and manhood, while raising awareness and actively working to create environments free from violence. The vision of the Grand Valley State University's Men In Action group is to have an environment where men serve as empowered bystanders and active partners in preventing male violence and shifting the continuum of masculinity and manhood.  The goal of Men In Action ls to educate men on equity and social responsibility and challenge masculine norms that perpetuate violence and sexual assault. We would like to have honest discussion and dialogue regarding men and women, rape and sexual violence, relationships, and how you define your own manhood. Show your care, concern, and willingness to change social norms.

Greeks Against Sexual Assault
GASA was started in the fall semester of 2015 with a mission to provide resources, education, and sexual assault prevention programming to Grand Valley State University on behalf of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. For more information, visit the GASA OrgSync portal


Rock Against Rape

It's On Us
In the summer of 2015, partners all around Grand Valley State University came together to create an awareness campaign composed of student leaders, faculty, and staff. The collaborative efforts from Athletics, GVPD, the Dean of Students, President Haas, the Women's Center, Fraternity/Sorority Life, Club Sports, Residence Life, and many others have made this message loud and clear at GVSU. #ItsOnUsGVSU to be more than a bystander when it comes to sexual and gender based violence.  

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes is an international men's march to increase understanding about rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Founded in 2001, with the idea that men must be a part of the solution to end sexual violence, walks are held around the country each year. Specifically, men are invited to wear high heels and then actually walk a mile in her shoes. This event is not only for men, nor must everyone wear high heels. We invite all faculty, staff, students, and community members to participate in this event.

Take Back the Night

Page last modified May 24, 2017