The Clothesline Project is a national campaign started in 1990 to address the issue of interpersonal violence. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence.
The Gender Equity Center displays the Clothesline Project annually. Penn State faculty, staff, or students interested in organizing a display can contact the Center to discuss borrowing shirts.
Greeks CARE is a six week sexual assault prevention program offered to members of fraternities and sororities at Penn State. Participating organizations send representatives to weekly hour-long sessions which focus on topics including supporting survivors, alcohol and consent, bystander intervention, and more.
Greeks CARE offers fraternity and sorority members an opportunity to examine the role they play in preventing sexual assault and creating a culture of support for survivors. The program is facilitated by Gender Equity Center staff and trained fraternity and sorority members.
Greeks CARE is a collaboration between Penn State’s Gender Equity Center and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Penn State combined efforts with the Verizon Wireless UHopeLine Program to recycle old wireless phone equipment and use the proceeds to help local survivors of domestic violence by providing wireless phones and service to them.
The phone recycling bin is located across the hall from the Gender Equity Center. Anyone with old wireless equipment – phones, cords and batteries – is encouraged to drop it into the box, regardless of condition, age or brand.
The Gender Equity Center plans programs and events around various national awareness months including:
January– Stalking Awareness Month
March-Women’s History Month
April– Sexual Assault Awareness Month
October– Domestic Violence Awareness Month