WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

As an organization we are dedicated to four central pillars:

Educate the Allegheny College community members about the sexual violence and rape culture that affects all members of this community.


Engage members of the Allegheny College community through campus-wide events, discussions, and collaborative efforts. Why Not Us?  will work with Allegheny College administrators to ensure that our campus community can best support survivors of sexual violence, and work to end rape culture. 


Empower those in our community to work to end rape culture, step up when they witness instances of injustice, and to support survivors of sexual violence. 


Collaborate with other campus organizations to influence campus policy and climate with the goal of ending rape culture. 
 

Work to bring about Consent Culture, and dismantle Rape Culture.

Why Not Us? is dedicated to fighting back against a culture that has normalized sexual and domestic violence. As an organization we work to create preventative programming across our campus to enact real change. This work takes place in many forms, including campus visuals, campus dialogues, collaboration with other campus organizations, campus-wide events, and educational programming. 

Throughout the course of the year we will work to create a campus that is inclusive of all people's, and ensure that violence cannot find a place on our campus. Preventative efforts instead of reactionary efforts can ensure the safety and inclusion of all people's within our campus, local, national, and global community. 

OUR FORMATION

OUR FORMATION

In the Fall of 2017 Why Not Us? was passed as a student organization on Allegheny College's campus through Allegheny Student Government. Our original constitution can be found under the materials page on this website. As an organization we were founded by Mark Myers, '19 and Anna Meyer '20. The two came together with a shared vision, which was to interrupt the  culture of sexual and domestic violence on Allegheny College's campus. Sexual violence is occurring on college campuses across the nation, and is not unique to Allegheny. However, unlike many other institutions, Allegheny has a progressive Title IX framework, one that not only adheres to federal guidelines, but also to well known best-practices. Myers and Meyer worked closely with Allegheny College's Title IX coordinator, other administrators and student entities to create an organization that could have substantive change. 

Tage Boggs (current co-president), Anna Meyer (current co-president), and Mark Myers (graduating!)

As an organization, Why Not Us? seeks to disrupt a culture of sexual violence, which we conduct through a variety of national and local campaign efforts. As aforementioned, we have four main pillars, which align with the national It's On Us campaign. These pillars include; Educate, Engage, Empower, and Collaborate. Unlike the national Its On Us campaign, we seek to incorporate domestic violence programming into our calendar of events, as well as take on a variety of different national campaigns.

 

Title IX is a challenging process and topic for many individuals; as an organization we seek to educate students on Allegheny's Title IX framework, and push back against national threats to this framework. Currently, Title IX protections are under attack from the United States Dept. of Education. As an organization we seek to resist these threats and push for progressive Title IX reform. 

MEET THE TEAM

Co-President

Anna Meyer

Allegheny College Class of 2020

She/Her Pronouns

Biochemistry Major

Global Health Studies Minor

meyera2@allegheny.edu

Public Relations

Madi Sherman

Allegheny College Class of 2022

She/Her Pronouns

Environmental Science Major

shermanm@allegheny.edu

Co-President

Tage Boggs

Allegheny College Class of 2020

His/Him Pronouns

Political Science Major

Global Health Studies Minor

boggst@allegheny.edu

Events Coordinator

Maggie Rhodes

Allegheny College Class of 2022

She/Her Pronouns

Geology Major

rhodesm@allegheny.edu

Attorney General 

Amelia Rockwell

Allegheny College Class of 2021

She/Her Pronouns

Economics Major

Education Minor

rockwella@allegheny.edu

Treasurer

Kiley Hewitt

Allegheny College Class of 2022

She/Her Pronouns

Computer Science Major

hewittk@allegheny.edu

ABOUT US >

Why Not Us? has four core pillars. These are as follows:

 

Educate the Allegheny College community members about the sexual violence and rape culture that affects all members of this community.


Engage members of the Allegheny College community through campus-wide events, discussions, and collaborative efforts. Why Not Us?  will work with Allegheny College administrators to ensure that our campus community can best support survivors of sexual violence, and work to end rape culture. 


Empower those in our community to work to end rape culture, step up when they witness instances of injustice, and to support survivors of sexual violence. 


Collaborate with other campus organizations to influence campus policy and climate with the goal of ending rape culture. 

CONTACT >

E: meyera2@allegheny.edu

WNU Leadership Team:

Co-President: Anna Meyer

Co-President: Tage Boggs

Public Relations: Madi Sherman
Attorney General: Amelia Rockwell
Treasurer: Kiley Hewitt
Event Coordinator: Maggie Rhodes 
Co-Advisors: Gilly Ford & Emma Highland

Meeting Times & Location, Fall 2019

Where: Tippie Parent Library

When: Every Friday, 1:45 - 2:45 pm