In partnership with the Women’s Center, Greeks Against Sexual Assault is a group of Greek-affiliated students who come together to discuss issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and privilege in a safe space. Our mission is to analyze and understand how rape culture is manifested in our college campus setting as a result of the behaviors and attitudes of students both within and outside of the fraternity/sorority community, and to work toward creating a safer campus environment for all. As Greeks, we vow to use our positions of leadership to raise awareness on issues of intersectionality and be active advocates of positive change.
Who is eligible?
Any Greek-affiliated student who has not previously participated in GASA.
How do students apply and get selected?
Interested students complete an application in late Fall for the Spring semester session. Depending on the quantity and quality of applications, we will select up to 25-30 students. We are looking for diverse representation in gender, fraternity/sorority council, and class year.
In Spring 2017, GASA will meet weekly for two hours for eight weeks. Specific dates TBA.
What can I get out of this program?
GASA is meant to provide students with a safe, judgment-free space to share their experiences and perspectives on issues relating to gender-based violence, sexual assault, and oppression of different forms. This knowledge can be brought back to your organization to build stronger communities, as well as be implemented in your personal life to be a resource for survivors of sexual violence, and practice bystander invention.
There may be someone in your chapter who is a survivor. By choosing to educate yourself and the members of your organization, this can positively affect relationships overall, strengthening the organization and Greek community.