Student Government Association
The “emPOWERment” event will feature sexual assault prevention methods, ways to report an assault and how to handle related situations. There will be a 30-minute self-defense demonstration led by Dr. Susan Ficken, assistant professor of mathematics, who has taught self-defense for four years. Karen Clay, university general counsel, will lead a discussion on Title IX rights, and Sara Beth Honsinger will talk about defining sexual assault. Food will be served to students attending.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – One in five women and one in sixteen men are sexually assaulted in college, according to the “It’s On Us” initiative. Eight in 10 victims knew their attacker.
Hands Up See Me!
The Student Government Association at Mississippi University for Women is hosting a program titled Hands Up See Me Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia A. Limbert Assembly Room in Cochran Hall.
The program is inspired by Mike Brown and the incident in Ferguson, Mo. The program will consist of facilitated discussion that will promote communication among students.
Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions to a group of panelists. The panel will consist of Sirena Cantrell, dean of students and director of Housing and Residence Life; Kimone Holtzman, coordinator of student engagement; Bre'Ana Marshall, senior education major; Antonio Small, senior communication major; and campus police.
Sade Meeks, president of SGA, said such communication is pivotal in aiding in new perspectives, increasing understanding and preventing stereotypes and/or profiling.
“Understanding will help eliminate fears, broaden perspectives and enable individuals to see the next person for who they are, rather than stereotyping and/or profiling them because of factors that make them different,” Meeks said.
SGA meetings are open to everyone, we hope you'll join us every other Monday at 9pm in Cochran 303. We hope you join us to learn more about our upcoming events for the semester!
SGA is the largest student organization at MUW. By serving as a liaison between the students and the administration, SGA strives to improve the MUW student experience. The members of the SGA Senate are elected by the MUW student body.Senate members are selected to represent various areas of the campus including the transfer/commuter, residence hall, and academic program student populations.
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