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SocialSocial wellbeing emphasizes strong and healthy relationships.  Several offices on campus offer programs and resources to help students connect to campus and their peers.  These offices include, but are not limited to: the Office of New Student and Sophomore ProgramsViolence Prevention, Victim Advocacy, and Support Center, the Office of Student Conduct and Civic Responsibility, and others.

Upcoming Events

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9th Annual Empowering Lives: Celebrating the Hispanic and Latino Culture

September 25, 2017, 1:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez provides an inspirational look at the life of a poet who immigrated to the United States at the age of eight, grew up in housing projects, earned a Ph.D. in English, and became an advocate for U.S. Latinos.

This presentation will incorporate poetry, humor, personal anecdotes, and research. Also, enjoy Latin dishes and live performances by SCSU students.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center in conjunction with the Organization of Latin American Students.

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

October 4, 2017, 12:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room A121 A/B

Join the celebration of Chinese traditions. Learn about this cultural event, enjoy music, and try some moon cakes, Q & A and more. Sponsored by the Chinese Club and the Multicultural Center.

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Weekend Warriors: Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce

October 28, 2017, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Come out and join Reslife to enjoy an off-campus trip to Lake Compounce where you can have fun and create memories with your peers.

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Noche De Gala: Costa Rica: Festival de La Luz!

November 2, 2017, 8:00pm - 1:00am
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

Join OLAS at their annual semi-formal! Each year Noche De Gala celebrates a different Latin country. This year, SCSU celebrates Costa Rica: Festival de la Luz! (Festival of lights). Come enjoy a night of Hispanic foods and dancing to a variety of music (not just Spanish), as we pay tribute to Costa Rica and honor the Costa Rican culture! 

Funds raised from this event will benefit scholarships for incoming Latino students. Tickets are $10 for SCSU students, $15 faculty/staff and outside guests.  All tickets may be purchased online at www.southernct.edu/olas   

Sponsored by the SCSU Multicultural Center and the Organization of Latin American Students.  

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Feeling Stressed?

December 5, 2017, 7:00pm
Wilkinson Hall

Join RA Sapp to unwind and learn about study habits that may be helpful for finals.

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Take Back the Night

April 24, 2018, 7:00pm
Residence Life Quad

Southern's 21st annual Take Back the Night -- an event dedicated to providing an empowering space for survivors of sexual violence. Please join us for an amazing night with a rally, keynote speaker and open- mic speak out.

The march will gather outside the Student Center by Dunkin Donuts at 6:45 p.m., and march over the bridge to the Residence Life Quad, for the main event to start at 7 p.m.

 Sponsored by the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support (VPAS) Center 

 


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It’s On Us: Supporting Survivors

1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault while in college. This program offers some insights on ways of offering your friends who are survivors support and resources.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

It’s On Us: Interpersonal Violence Prevention

How do we prevent interpersonal violence? What can we do about sexual misconduct and other forms of interpersonal violence? Learn three perspectives of violence prevention: Primary Prevention, Bystander Intervention and Risk Reduction.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Escalation

The One Love Foundation’s powerful, emotionally-engaging film-based workshop educates about relationship violence and empowers students to recognize and intervene to help others. Escalation illuminates the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship. It makes relationship abuse personal, causing participants to ask “What can I do to change this?” 

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

It’s On Us: Take a Stand Against Sexual Exploitation

Have you heard of "revenge porn?" Do you know what "voyeurism" means? Request this program to learn what sexual exploitation is, how to take a stand against it, and resources available.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Yes, No, Maybe: Making Sense of Consent

What is consent? Consent is informed, enthusiastic, and necessary. This interactive workshop focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and respect. Discussion focuses on definitions of consent, when consent cannot be given, "yes means yes" education.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Know the Facts: Sexual Assault

Students will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, reporting options and support services, and ways to safely intervene

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu