The Gender Resource & Advocacy Center has resources on various topics involving sexual and interpersonal violence, gender equity, healthy masculinity, sexual consent, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and more! 

Student staff of the GRAC are available for peer education programming or as advocacy support for educational programs coordinated by other student groups. 

The Director of the GRAC can also take requests for educational outreach on topics related to gender equity, violence prevention, interrupting oppressive behavior skill-building, and victim-response support and resources.

Contact the center for specific outreach requests:

WU C.A.R.E.S. about Violence Prevention

All prevention programming at Willamette University seeks to align with one or several themes listed below. Comprehensive prevention programming addresses both root causes of sexual and interpersonal violence in addition to teaching healthy behaviors and skills.

WU C.A.R.E.S. seeks to empower students to foster a community where safety and respect are prioritized and those who commit acts of sexual and interpersonal violence are held accountable.

We believe...

C - Consent education is a necessary component to cultivating a healthy community that values respect, dignity, and nonviolence. Many of us use consent behaviors in everyday life. Enhancing those skills is necessary to building a community where everyone feels empowered to make the best decisions for themselves, especially in romantic and sexually intimate relationships.

A - Anti-Oppression and Awareness are vital to violence prevention efforts because we understand that sexual and interpersonal violence are consequences of oppression and that these tactics have been used historically, and presently, as a tool to maintain power and control of vulnerable groups in our communities. Awareness building that incorporate this lens is important, as is informing people of the dynamics of sexual and interpersonal violence in an effort to dismantle cultural myths and harmful stereotypes.

R - Relationships, of all kinds, that include healthy behaviors relying on trust, communication, respect, and equality are valid and important to cultivate in our community.

E - Enlisting self and others in our community is an essential component to preventing or disrupting violence as it occurs. We all have a responsibility to do something to end violence on our campus.

S - Sexual Health information, education, and care that is accurate and accessible should promote the idea that sex (or no sex!) is a normal, valued, and pleasurable aspect of any student’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being.  

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