The Women and Gender Studies Center, the LEAD Office, and the Student Support and Advocacy Center are gearing up for Chapter Next: Ending Sexual Violence.  We are committed to not only purposefully educating our campus and community about sexual violence, but we are also asking for a Call to Action to encourage ongoing discussions, trainings, educations, programming, and outreach to help end sexual violence on our campus.  We invite you to join us for our programming October 14-19 via Zoom as we come together virtually to educate and challenge ourselves as we answer the CALL TO ACTION to END sexual violence in order to begin the real freedom and learning at George Mason University.

To register for the Chapter Next program, visit: Registration will take place via Mason 360.

Program Highlights

  • Opening Ceremony
    • Join us for the official Chapter Next Opening Ceremony featuring Dr. Tamara Harvey, Interim Director for Women and Gender Studies, President Washington, Mason for Survivors, Domestic and Sexual Violence services, and thee Student Support and Advocacy Center.
  • Survivor Space
    • The Student Support and Advocacy Center advocates are hosting a Chapter Next Survivor Space at 5:00 PM after the Opening Ceremony. Survivor Space is a confidential and welcoming space for student survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence. the Chapter Next Survivor Space will take place on Zoom and we will share the Zoom link will be shared at the opening ceremony. No registration is required.
  • Educational Space
    • Please join us at our educational sessions to learn more about various topics relating to sexual and interpersonal violence. From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, we will host separate educational sessions discussing the academic, financial and mental health impacts of sexual and interpersonal violence. Students will be able to choose which session they want to attend. From 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, we will host three separate educational sessions on Title IX, supporting secondary survivors and friends, and a survivor space for survivors where we will share tips on managing activism, involvement, and self care. Students will be able to choose which session they want to attend. Links to separate sessions will be shared at the event
  • Pledge Workshop
    • Join us as we work together to revise our campus pledge to end sexual and interpersonal violence.

Programming will take place via Zoom.  See schedule for more details.