About RE Initiative

Winona State University's RE Initiative supports survivors of gender-based violence, and works to create a culture of respect and responsibility.


Confidential 24/7 GBV Helpline: 507.452.4453

The Confidential GBV Helpline is staffed 24/7 by certified advocates in SE Minnesota who are there to support students and community members with issues and questions related to all types of gender-based violence, stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault. 

How You Can Help

There are lots of ways for students concerned with gender-based violence to get involved in the RE Initiative.

Show your support:  Help create a safer campus by downloading, printing and displaying a student-designed GBV poster (PDF).

For more information regarding becoming a bystander intervention educator send an email to lmikl@winona.edu.

If you have general questions or if you’d like to send a resume and cover letter to apply for paid RE Initiative student help positions, contact RE Initiative Project Coordinator Lori Mikl at 507.457.5008 or email at lmiki@winona.edu.

Peer Educators

Education is the cornerstone of the RE Initiative, and the most effective educators are one’s fellow students. The RE Initiative peer educators lead educational sessions about gender-based violence, bystander intervention and cultural factors that create and perpetuate inequality.


Paid Student Help Positions

Paid student help positions are available and we are currently taking resumes and cover letters. Please check out the job posting on Handshake for a full job description

Not Sure How to Help?

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. If you are unsure how you can contribute to the RE Initiative, contact Lori Mikl at 507.457.5008 or email at PACT@winona.edu.