Sexual Violence Advocacy 

Sexual violence advocacy is what sparked the creation of Why Not Us? on Allegheny's campus. Student organizers on our campus come together through Why Not Us? to create effective change in our collegiate community. As an organization we strive not only to end rape culture, but foster a consent culture. Only by flipping the script, and disrupting current systems, can we see real change in our local and national communities. From the #MeToo movement, to the It's On Us Campaign, we work to add to existing conversations to see real change and real conversations take place.

2018 Know Your IX Conference, Washington D.C.

IT'S ON US

A national campaign founded by Joe Biden to address sexual violence on college campuses. This organization influenced the work that we do directly.

DENIM DAY

Denim Day is a sexual 

violence and prevention awareness day. This campaign is held every April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness month. 

SURVIVOR LOVE LETTERS

SLL are written to those who have been touched by sexual violence. This campaign is held annually in February.

KNOW YOUR IX

A national organization that's mission is to organize students and their communities across the US; their focus is Title IX and gendered violence. 

ASK A SEX ABUSE SURVIVOR

Michael Broussard's work  surrounds childhood sexual violence through an interactive, theatrical show. Michael was a featured presenter at the 2018 AIXC conference.

AUDRIE POTT FOUNDATION

An organization founded by the loved ones of Audrie Pott, a victim of sexual violence. Audrie's family were featured speakers at the 2018 AIXC conference. 

WOMEN'S SERVICES 

A local organization providing shelter, counseling, and much more to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. 

CONSENT CAMPAIGN: #IASK

The WNU consent campaign in April, 2019 to bring awareness to #consentculture. 

Michael Broussard

AIXC Conference 2018

The Pott Family

AIXC Conference 2018

Members of Women's Services

AIXC Conference 2018

Resources that can be found in the Meadville, Pennsylvania community. 

 

CC Mobile Crisis Services: (814) 724-2732
Meadville Medical Center- (814) 333-5000
Meadville Police- (814) 724-6100 
Emergency- 911
Neighborhood Counseling- (814) 807-1330
Woodbridge Counseling- (814) 336-9766
Women's Services (24 hr)- (814) 333-9766

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

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Meeting Times & Location, Fall 2019

Where: Tippie Parent Library

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