The Women and Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC) sponsors the majority of sexual violence prevention workshops and programs including bystander intervention training. WGRAC is a welcoming space on campus for all students, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or political viewpoint. We are a place of
safety, change, inclusiveness, and social justice. WGRAC seeks to address inequities and injustices on and off campus and empower students to lead on these issues.
WGRAC hosts a student-led group called SECS–Students Encouraging Consensual Sex. SECS organizes annual programs–The Red Flag Campaign, Voices Raised in Power, “A Memory, a Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer”, Take Back the Night, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes—as well as movie nights, flyer campaigns and other interesting and educational activities. For further information please visit the Calendar page on the WGRAC website: http://www.trincoll.edu/WGRAC. To learn how you can participate in this student organization or other related activities you can contact our SECS Coordinators.
WGRAC also hosts the Masculinity Project, a student-led organization that hosts discussions and programs on issues related to gender roles and expectations, varying definitions of masculinity, and racial and ethnic identities. They sponsor programs including “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to express solidarity and support for survivors of sexual and relationship violence. You can contact us for further information.
Please also visit the Calendar page on the WGRAC website for a list of upcoming programs: http://www.trincoll.edu/WGRAC
To comply with state and federal law, the College instituted the on-line video Not Anymore, produced by Student Success, as required viewing for all students. WGRAC oversees its implementation. This instructional tool aids students’ understanding of sexual assault education and prevention, including the resources available on and off-campus.
To prevent sexual misconduct and harassment, WGRAC offers bystander intervention and sexual misconduct educational workshops to all campus members. Additionally, sexual assault counselor state certification is available through a semester long course taught by the YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) in the fall. For information about these programs or to inquire about becoming a Student Bystander Trainer please contact [email protected]
WGRAC offers a private and safe space where students can disclose incidents of sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence. WGRAC non-student staff are Confidential Employees. This means that names will not be listed in reports to the Title IX coordinator.
The WGRAC office and Lounge/Library are located on the second floor of Mather Hall, past Terrace Room C and behind the Washington Room. WGRAC staff are available by appointment or to walk-ins during business hours, 9:00pm-5:00pm.
What to Do in Cases of Sexual Assault
To review the College’s Policy on Sexual Harassment, including options for reporting, please see Policy on Sexual Harassment
Notice of Nondiscrimination and Appointment of Title IX Compliance Officer
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded education programs. The regulation implementing Title IX, effective July 21, 1975, specifies a number of actions that educational institutions receiving federal funds must take in order to be in compliance with the law.
Trinity College supports the language and intent of this legislation and seeks to comply fully with Title IX requirements. In conformance with such legislation, the College provides notice here to its students, employees, applicants, and others that Trinity College, as required by Title IX and its regulation, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities that it operates. This policy and requirement of nondiscrimination extend to both admission to and employment in the College. Please visit the Title IX website for more information about the policy.
The Title IX coordinator is the official responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and fulfill requirements and responsibilities under Title IX. The role of the Title IX coordinator is to ensure that a fair and equitable process exists to address allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination or differential treatment based on sex. He/she is
expected to balance the interests of all parties while ensuring compliance with school policy and Title IX. Email: [email protected]