College campuses across the nation are facing a serious problem and unfortunately, the numbers do not lie. The issue of power-based personal violence (sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking) is an issue of significant concern on college campuses, including Kent State University.

 


Support Students in Need

The Center for SRVSS has created an emergency fund which is available for students in need of additional funding for books, academic supplies, household items, housing, or food. To contribute, use the following link, then select Diversity Equity and Inclusion as the gift type and SRVSS Emergency Fund as the program

Contribute to the Center for SRVSS Emergency Fund


Nationally, women have a one-in-six statistical probability of being sexually assaulted (one in thirty-three for men) and college women are four times as likely to be sexually assaulted as are other women. These statistics are simply unacceptable and we believe we can do better at Kent State University.

If you have experienced a recent or past sexual assault, relationship abuse, sexual harassment or stalking, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do and where to go for help.

SRVSS is available to listen without judgment and to offer information, options, resources and emotional support. We also provide assistance to individuals who may be assisting a friend/loved through a difficult time.

  • Launched in the fall 2014, the Green Dot Strategy is a bystander approach for the prevention of power-based personal violence that relies on the power of cultural and peer influence. The strategy targets everyone in the community as agents of change to visibly reduce the number of incidents of violence.  

  • Join SRVSS and the LGBTQ+ Center as you focus on you and secure your roots on this earth. You will be creating your own succulent plant and choosing crystals to bury in the soil or take home with you! All are welcome for an afternoon of balancing your root chakra and healing through meditation. Refreshments will be provided. This is a FREE event but please RSVP using the link below.

    Only 15 spots are available!"

  • SURVIVOR'S NIGHT

    Free and Confidential Support Groups for Survivors of Sexual and Relationship Violence.

    Every Tuesday at the Williamson House.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.SAAM Calendar

During the month of April, SRVSS is joining with the Kent State community to ASK. This year's theme is "I Ask."  Consent is something for which everyone needs to ask.  It is about listening and respecting the boundaries and voice of others.

Throughout the month there are many events to raise awareness on consent and to show survivors we support them.