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in the education and prevention of sexual violence at Winona State University and in the Winona community

PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) is a student club at WSU.  The group works to promote awareness of sexual assault and sexual assault prevention practices. They empower victims in their path to identifying as a "survivor." PAVE uses both social and educational approaches to accomplish these tasks.
To Get Involved: 
Check them out on the web at  or email thier WSU chapter at

FORGE (Fighting for Our Rights and Gender Equality) is the Women's Studies student group. FORGE provides learning and leadership opportunities for students who are interested in women's and gender-related issues, human rights issues, campus and community activism, and ending discrimination. FORGE is a great way to get involved in campus activities and activism. You do not have to be a Women's Studies minor to be a member of FORGE!
To Get Involved:
Contact Tamara Berg, Director of Women's & Gender Studies and WILL Program Director
326 Minne
Visit our website:

TAKE CAST/WAGS 405 Gender, Violence and Society 
This course introduces students to the roots of gender-based violence, the political and cultural structures that perpetuate it, and explore how this violence might be brought to an end.  As part of the class, students will complete a 45-hour advocacy training offered in partnership with the Women's Resource Center of Winona.  Class offered every fall.  Contact Tamara Berg at or Lori Olson-Woodward

Draw the Line Presentations
The Affirmative Action office at Winona State presents Draw the Line Sexaul Harassment, Assault and Prevention Program every fall to incoming first year students.  If you are interested in viewing the presentation click here.  If you are intersted in being a student facilitator contact information is below. 
To Get Involved:
Contact Lori Mikl, Affirmative Action Officer
(507) 457-2766
202A Somsen

Sexual Assault Awareness & Self-Defense
Campus Security will provide training in sexual assault awareness and self-defense to any group on campus, upon request. Individual class size is limited and a minimum of 10 is needed to conduct a seminar that will last approximately three hours. Anyone interested may contact the Director of Security at 457-5555 or e-mail at

Join the All University Sexaul Violence Advisory Committee
The mission of the Sexual Violence Advisory Committee is to assist in creating a safe campus environment. The committee is open to WSU employees and students through the constituency groups or student senate.  Please see the all univeristy committe page for more details. 

Women's Resource Center of Winona
The WRC provides community education resources by:

  • Advocate Training, focusing on crisis intervention strategies and legal and community resource information
  • Educational Presentations, highlighting different aspects of domestic violence, sexual assault, diversity, and the impact of violence on children. (Call the Center at 452-4440 to schedule a presentation)
  • Numerous Community Events, heightening public awareness of the frequency and severity of violence against women, children, and families.

To Get Involved:
Contact the Women's Resource Center of Winona

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