Apply to be the Next SART Intern! App due 4/9

Are You the Next SART INTERN?

Codified following student demand for an administrative response to sexual violence, the SART intern plays a multifunctional role in preventing, responding and educating the Wesleyan community about sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. The SART intern provides trained peer support to help students navigate on- and off-campus resources and judicial processes. The intern also serves as a liaison among administrative and student groups engaged in sexual violence prevention and response initiatives.

 Application and job description are here!

DEADLINE has been extended to Monday, April 9th.

Please submit application to Alysha Warren (awarren@wes).  Contact Alysha or

the current SART intern, Maggie Cohen ’12 (mrcohen@wes) with any questions.


Community Discussion about High Risk Drinking Mon., 4/2, 8 p.m.

Wesleyan community members,

 High-risk drinking is a complicated issue that the University is committed to addressing.  Part of this commitment is our ongoing involvement in the National College Health Improvement Project (NCHIP) on high-risk drinking.  Using proven, evidence-based practices, the objective of the collaborative is to work together to reduce high-risk drinking at participant institutions as well as the associated harms resulting from this behavior.

 High-risk drinking is a public health concern and our efforts will continue to focus on the many facets of this including, the individual, the system and the environment.  Due to the impact on the environment including the larger Wesleyan community we have planned a community discussion on high-risk drinking to take place on April 2nd from 8-9pm in Shanklin 107.  This discussion is being convened in an effort to have a realistic dialogue about the harms of high-risk drinking and the positive aspects of choosing to drink responsibly as seen through the eyes of community members.  The health and safety of students and the community will be the driving force behind this conversation. 

 Many students, faculty, staff and other community members have expressed concern about high risk drinking, often not knowing what to do about it.  This discussion will aim to give voice to those who have seen the harms and have yet to have a safe place to voice them.  High risk drinking is an issue about which the entire community is equally concerned due to the signifcant negative impact. 

 We are asking that anyone who would like to participate in or listen to this discussion please attend.  Please call Tanya Purdy at 860-685-2466 with any questions about the discussion.

 Sincerely, Tanya Purdy, MPH; Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education

Community Meeting about Sexual Violence Prevention & Response

YOU are invited to an open forum and community meeting regarding the state of sexual violence prevention and response at Wesleyan hosted by Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator and Maggie Cohen, SART Intern. This meeting is an opportunity to reflect on existing activism, and to offer insights about how to address sexual violence on campus.  


Hope to see you there!  Remember to RSVP (awarren[at]Wesleyan[dot]edu) to help us ensure we have refreshments for everyone!

We Speak, We Stand, Community of Care bystander intervention program — reg. deadline 2/9

Dear Students,

 Registration for the WE Speak, We Stand, Community of Care bystander intervention program is now open!  Please forward the information below to students in your networks. Thanks for your support.

WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use and sexual assault. Empowered bystanders create a safer community by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.  

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use. The sexual assault prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members.  The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools.  Specifically, you will learn  how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency.   We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.

The training will be held on Sunday, February 12th  in Usdan 108 from 10am-4pm.  Participants must attend the full training.  Lunch will be provided. To register, visit


Registration closes on Thursday, February 9th.   Please contact Alysha Warren ( or Tanya Purdy ( with questions.

Additional University Residence Closing Info

Dear Students,

This is a reminder that University residences will close at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, December 18, 2011. The staff will start first rounds at 9 a.m. to make sure the students who are still on campus are preparing for their departure.  All students, unless given special permission to stay should be out of their building no later than noon.  The staff will continue rounds and checking that rooms are secure until all students have vacated their building.  Public Safety will also be alarming and locking residences at this time. 

Over Thanksgiving break, break-ins occurred in numerous parts of campus.  It is very important that your windows and doors are secured and that you follow the instructions on your closing checklists and you are encouraged to take valuables with you.  Please remember to also take any medications, important papers, passports, identification, wallets, and school work that you may need for the break since you will not be able to access your residence until after break.

All students who have been given permission to stay on campus for the break have been notified via email late last week.  If you applied and did not receive notification of the status of your request please contact ResLife at or x3550. 

Please let us know if you have any questions and good luck on finals!

The Office of Residential Life Staff

If you are leaving for Thanksgiving Break…

Hi everyone, 

If you’re leaving campus for Thanksgiving Break, take a few minutes to reduce energy consumption and save the school some money. Here are some suggestions: 

Unplug electronics and appliances (TVs, computers, chargers, microwaves, etc.).

Turn off your lights and alarm clocks before you leave.

Close your windows.

Turn down your thermostats, if you can.

Unplug and clean out your fridge, because your food will likely go bad anyways. You can donate your food to the Middletown Chapter of Food not Bombs by emailing this address:, or give your food to your friends that are staying on campus.

Have a great break!!  WSA Sustainability Task Force 

Any questions, comments:  Rebecca Rubenstein ’15,,  WSA Sustainability Task Force Chair


Fire Safety Inspections

Hi all!

Just a reminder, fire safety inspections are happening this month. Please remove any of the following prohibited items listed here:

The Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board has been receiving appeals from students about having candles in their rooms that were purchased due to the recent power outage.  Please get rid of any candles that you may have had from this time. We will no longer be excusing student appeals about this issue.

Also, please remember that if you are under 21 years of age, make sure you are complying with the Code of Non-Academic Conduct ( If you are found to have any prohibited items in open view, they will be confiscated and you may have to go before the Student Judicial Board.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Sincerely, Dina Moussa ’12, Chair, WSA Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board,

Fire Safety Inspections

Hi all! 

Fire safety inspections will be happening within the next month. Please remove any of the following prohibited items listed here: 

If you are under 21 years of age, please make sure you are complying with the Code of Non-Academic Conduct ( If you are found to have any prohibited items, they will be confiscated and you may have to go before the Student Judicial Board. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. 

Sincerely, Dina Moussa, Chair, Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board

FGSS Symposium: “Confronting Gender Violence” — 10/7, 2-5 p.m.

Please join us on Friday, October 7, 2 pm – 5pm for the FGSS 2011 Annual Symposium “Confronting Gender Violence: The Personal and the Political,” to be held in Usdan 108.

Panelists will include:

Professor Cynthia Enloe “Wartime Violence Against Women: What Do Soldiers’ Rapes of Women ‘Over There’ Tell Us About Rape Here at Home?” Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and Women’s Studies, Clark University;

Andrea Ritchie “Racial Profiling and Police Brutality Against Women and LGBT People of Color”  Feminist lawyer, scholar and member of the National Collective of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, National Coordinator of the Color of Violence III and member of the editorial collective for Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology; and 

Karen Singleton “Transforming Campus Communities: Creating and Sustaining Comprehensive Responses to Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence”  Director, Sexual Violence Response at Columbia Health, Columbia University, New York 

Sponsored by Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships.   Event Organizers: Associate Professors Anu Sharma and Mary-Jane Rubenstein.

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Enxuto in the FGSS Office at x3296 or Jennifer Tucker at x5389.

ResLife Issues–in case you missed the e-mail…

Dear Students,

We are receiving a lot of questions about cable, lockouts, parking, and room condition reports. Please see below for more information and important links to assist you with each:

Students who are looking for contact information for cable installation, the contact information can be found here:

Public Safety and Residential Life are experiencing a high volume of lockouts and we want to remind students to remember their keys, especially if their room door locks automatically.  The lockout and lost key procedures can be found:

Information about parking can be found here:

Room Condition Reports
Below you will find the information from Facilities about completing your Room Condition report and other information about living in your new residence:

Wesleyan University Facilities:  Welcome to your new home for the upcoming academic year. In order for you to have a safe and comfortable experience we ask that you do the following three things:

1) Inspect your room and report if furniture is missing or if something is damaged by going to . This Room Condition Report will generate a work order for us to remedy the issue and will also protect you from being charged for damages at the end of the year. Submit this report within five (5) days after you check in. Please do not submit a report if your room is in good condition.

2) Read the Physical Plant Housing Guidelines and Fines by going to www.wesleyan.edulpplant/fams.html. Here you will find information that could save you money just by following a few simple policies. For example:

a) If you paint a wall in your room you will be fined $250.

b) If you remove furniture from your room you will be charged for the cost to replace the furniture at the end of the year.

3) Please read the Campus Fire Safety Department’s Fire Safety Guidelines by going to www.wesleyan.edulfiresafety/. You and your neighbor will live in a safer environment and save money by following policies found here. For example you will be fined $100 for:

a) Having a candle or incense in your room (no exceptions).

b) Having a cooking device, other than a microwave oven, in your room.

Thank you for your cooperation with these procedures and University policies!

Please let us know if you have any additional questions, The Office of Residential Life Staff