Events & Programs

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Every April CVPE participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month with extensive programming and awareness activities to educate the BGSU Community and raise awareness about sexual violence. 

"What Were You Wearing?"
The Cocoon will display their exhibit “What Were You Wearing?” to dismantle the rape myth that sexual violence happens because of what someone was wearing. This display has been created based on real survivor stories and actual depictions of the clothing that they were wearing. The exhibit will be in BTSU 207 and is open April 6-8th from 10am-4pm.

5K and Dog Walk
In partnership with Recreation and Wellness, this annual 5K and Dog Walk gathers folks who are interested in raising awareness for sexual assault. This event takes place on April 10th. Register by 4/2 to ensure you receive your t-shirt (but we will accept registrations the day of the walk!). 

Instagram live with LGBTQ+ and The Cocoon
Join The Cocoon and BGSU’s LGBTQ+ Center on April 12th to discuss sexual violence and the way it impacts folks within the LGBTQ+ community. Conversation will provide insight, great resources, and an affirming space for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community.

It’s On Us Teach-In
Join the Center for Violence Prevention and Education for their annual conference promoting conversation and awareness about the issue of sexual assault on BGSU's campus via community and peer-led education. This event will take place online on 4/13 and the first 50 registrants will receive an It's On Us swag bag! Register here.

Clothesline Project    
In partnership with The Cocoon, the Center for Violence Prevention and Education will display t-shirts from an ongoing collection from victims/survivors have created to voice their experience with sexual assault. Join us all day on April 15th in the Union Oval to read through the experiences that members of the BGSU and BG community have faced.

Demin Week with Residence Life
Denim Day is an annual campaign which originated when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victims jeans were “too tight.” The following day, the women of the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity for the victim. Since then, Denim Day has become a widespread day of protest and works to dispel rape myths. We will recognize Denim Day for a week this year: 4/21-4/28 and hope that you will join us in supporting this initiative. Visit the website to learn more and get involved further!  

Please email cwge@bgsu.edu if you would like a Denim Day button to wear along with your denim throughout the week.

CVPE Events

Informed-U

Standing Together Against Sexual Violence and Misconduct (Informed-U) sessions are based on small-group discussions. Informed-U provides the framework for learning, but puts the actual learning experience in the hands of students. Student facilitators are trained to deliver discussion-based learning sessions to groups of six to eight students at a time. While the facilitator manages the process and logistics of the 1.5- to 2-hour sessions, participants take the lead in running it. Participants leave their sessions with a broader perspective and deeper understanding of sexual violence and misconduct, and also with strategies they have worked through together for how they can make a difference. The result is a stronger connection to community and greater commitment to improving campus culture.

Build the Best BG
This annual event kicks off the school year by inviting the BGSU community to participate in creating an inclusive, open, and safe community. This event is hosted in collaboration with We Are One Team (WA1T), Center for Women and Gender Equity, and Not In Our Town (NIOT).

Consent & Bystander Cart
Be on the look-out for the Center for Violence Prevention and Education's famous portable popsicle cart! During the warmer months, you’ll find this bright orange cart in the Union Oval, passing out FREE popsicles and providing discussion and activities on consent and bystander intervention. We also provide free rides to class for students on a BGSU golf cart.

Masculinities Month (November)
Hosted by the Center for Violence Prevention and Education, Masculinities Month is a month-long series of events and programming intended to engage men-identified students, faculty, staff, and community members in conversations surrounding healthy masculinities, consent, sexual violence prevention, and empower students to take an active role as a bystander on campus.

Men’s Engagement Socials
Are you a man on campus? The Center for Violence Prevention and Education has a series of events just for you! Join the CVPE and other men on campus for a series of discussions on what it means to embody healthy masculinity in your daily life. Through this series you will have the opportunity to discover what masculinity means to you and engage in activities and discussion with other men to share concerns, ask questions, and reflect on your own experiences. Each social features new conversations, new faces, and a different, FREE treat courtesy of the CVPE!