“What’s all the Hoot About?  Support Services Welcomes You!” (WC/MI)
Tuesday, September 3rd
11:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Street Level Plaza

Welcome students!  You are all invited to visit with staff members from the University community and pick up a “treat”, enjoy a cupcake and meet the Southern Owl!

The Women's Center (WC)women's center flyer
Date: Wednesday, September 11th
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 

Come and find out about the Women's Center. What do we offer? What do we do? What's the mission? Come learn all of this and more. Also, meet the new graduate intern that will be joining the Women's Center staff this fall as well. 


The Line (WC) 
Date: Monday, September 16ththe line
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center Room      309

Join us for a screening of the groundbreaking documentary, “The Line,” which uncovers the myths regarding “sexual consent”. The film explains the complexities regarding society’s views on sexual violence and its cultural impact. The film includes commentary from sex workers, survivors, and activist who have dedicated countless hours to understanding the “The Line”.

What is the Men's Initiative? (MI)
Wednesday, September 18th
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center Plaza Level Table

This table will serve to provide information concerning the purpose and mission of the Men's Initiative. A list of future events and information on how to request events will be provided.

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Students! Let's Talk About It
Wednesday, September 18th
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Location: Women's Center in Schwartz Hall




Gynecological Cancer Information Table
 Thursday, September 19th
Time: 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: Student Center Plaza Level

Please join the Women's Center and Wellness Center at our table to learn important information concerning Gynecological Cancer.

The Bro Code (MI)bro code
Monday, September 23rd 
Time: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. 
Location: Engleman A 115

The Men’s Initiative will screen
The Bro Code  in order to expose many of the harmful aspects of male culture, and look into how these characteristics affect women. The documentary focuses on “Bro Culture” and how it leads to both disrespectful attitudes and violence against women. Thomas Keith, the documentarian, grew up immersed in “Bro Culture” and explains how it leads to disrespect and sexual violence against women. Following the screenings of the documentary there will be a brief discussion concerning the information presented.  Please join us for the film screenings and discussions. Snacks will be provided.


Student Afternoon Tea
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center, room 306

Students are invited to join Freda Grant, Women’s Center Graduate Intern and student parent, for afternoon tea prior to a webinar (see information below) focusing on the Title IX rights of pregnant and parenting students. This afternoon tea will be open to students who are interested in discussing parenting issues and connecting with other students who share this interest. Information on campus and community resources will be provided. Please RSVP to Freda Grant, Women’s Center, at or call (203) 392-5786 by Monday, September 23rd to reserve your space.


Supporting Pregnant & Parenting Students: Training on New guidance from the Department of Education Webinar
Date: Tuesday, September  24th
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5;00 pm
Location: Adanti Student Center, room 306
The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education recently put out new guidance for schools on the rights of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. We’re here to help answer those questions! Join the National Women’s Law Center and the Department of Education for a free online training webinar about what this new guidance means for your school and community.
Special guest speaker:
•             Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education
Featured speakers:
•             John DiPaolo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
•             Rachel Gettler, Staff Attorney, Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
•             Lara S. Kaufmann, Senior Counsel and Director of Education Policy for At-Risk Students, National Women’s Law Center
Who should join:
•             School administrators and teachers at the K-12 and college levels
•             Advocates and others who want to learn more about how to support pregnant and parenting students
The webinar will include:
•             What schools need to know about the Department of Education’s new guidance on the rights of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX
•             What’s working? Some examples of promising practices that schools are already using to support pregnant and parenting students
•             What you can do if you become aware of an issue with a pregnant or parenting student
•             A chance to ask experts your questions

Cosponsored by the Women's Center, the Office of Diversity and Equity,  Women's Studies Department, and the Health Services/Wellness Office


Real Man vs Strong Man (MI)  
Date: Wednesday, September 25th 
Time: 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center Room 306

This will be the first of an eight week series that will meet each Wednesday for discussions around topics important to men. These discussions will be male only and held in a private setting to allow the participants to express themselves openly without fear of judgment. The first session will focus on what we perceive to be the characteristics of a real man versus what we actually value in the other men in our life. We welcome you to join us for this discussion.