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Kent Wired

Starbucks shops on campus are teaming up with The Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) to raise awareness of sexual abuse.

Coffee sleeves and support services

Chloe Forbes April 11, 2018

When getting your morning coffee fix, you might have a noticed the regular brown coffee cup sleeve replaced with a white one.As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexual and Relationship Violence...

Participants of the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event pass the M.A.C. Center Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Kent State to host annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in April

Jaret Shannon March 17, 2018

More than 300 students are expected to strut down Risman Plaza in some unexpected footwear.Kent State will host the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” this April, an international event to raise awareness...

Jennifer OConnell, the director of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State, poses for a portrait outside the Williamson House Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Kent State’s SRVSS director opens up about battle with breast cancer

Emily McMahan November 3, 2017

Jennifer O’Connell is in a new chapter of her life, but she wasn’t expecting it to involve breast cancer. The director of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services has been receiving treatment...

‘UnSlut’ documentary educates on sexual harassment

Hannah Sheridan October 19, 2017

Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services showcased “UnSlut,” a documentary focused on the effects sexual harassment and bullying can have on victims, along with a follow-up discussion Wednesday.The...

Students hold candles and sing “This Little Light of Mine” during the Take Back the Night event for sexual abuse and violence awareness on Oct. 1, 2017.

‘Take Back the Night’ unites community against sexual, relationship violence

Hannah Sheridan October 3, 2017

Members of Kent State’s community gathered at Risman Plaza Monday to stand in solidarity against sexual, relationship, emotional, domestic and LGBTQ violence during the "Take Back the Night" event.Sexual...

Kassi Jackson / The Kent Stater Students listen to a presentation put on by Danielle Flemister, an advisor of LaunchNET, in the new residence of the Kent State Women’s Center Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.

Women’s Center and SRVSS office adjust to new location

Adriona Murphy September 6, 2016

Kent State’s Women's Center and the Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services office are adjusting to a newer, bigger space after their move to the Williamson House from the Carriage House earlier...

A Call for Help

A call for help: University says more students reporting sexual assaults

Ian Flickinger November 18, 2015

Three months ago, Sarah* matched with a man on Tinder who stood out from all the rest. He seemed “special.” He took interest in her life, listened when she talked and cared about her family. As the...

Natalie Davis (left) and Darian Stephens (right) discuss signs of stalking in their workbooks on March 5, 2015. Natalie and Darian along with their classmates are training to become Green Dot Certified.

Kent State works to prevent violence with Green Dot Week

Dana Miller September 7, 2015

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Service (SRVSS,) will hold its second annual Green Dot Week, Sept. 8 to Sept. 11.It will be held within the main campus, spreading awareness about...

Green Dot Movement

SRVSS looks to expand Green Dot program to all regional campuses

Daisha Overstreet April 20, 2015

Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services is working to expand the Green Dot Strategy program to all regional campuses this fall. A Green Dot is considered a moment in which a person acts or responds...

Students walk down the Esplanade in womens shoes on April 14, 2015. “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes,” raised awareness for sexual violence and rape.

Mile walk across campus brings awareness to sexual violence no matter the gender

Sabrina Scott April 14, 2015

Tuesday afternoon, a large group of men wobbled down the Esplanade as they struggled to walk a mile in high heels to Kent State’s Fashion School from Risman Plaza.The Sexual and Relationship Violence...

Vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recognized

Arbrion Chambliss November 16, 2014

Kent State University’s vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Alfreda Brown, has been awarded the Diversity Visionary Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, a publication advocating...

This semester, PRIDE! Kent plans to shift its programming from a social focus to a focus on education and activism within the LGBTQ community.

Activism, education drive PRIDE!’s fall programming

Arbrion Chambliss September 18, 2014

This semester, PRIDE! Kent’s leadership plans to shift the group’s programming to reflect its roots in LGBTQ activism and education.PRIDE! was founded in 1971 as a liberation front for Kent State’s...

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