Groups and Programs

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J-204, Mon. - Fri.  |  9:00am-5:00pm | (609) 626-3611  |  wgsc@stockton.edu

 

The WGSC designs a range of programming that addresses women, gender and sexuality issues at Stockton University and in South Jersey.  Most groups and events are free to the Stockton community and many are open to the public.  We are always looking for great ideas for programming, service-learning projects and/or awareness events.  If you have a program idea you think the WGSC should offer, please let us know!

Are you interested in getting involved with the WGSC?  Send an email to wgsc@stockton.edu to ask about upcoming volunteer opportunities!   We are now hiring student workers and social media ambassadors for the Spring 2018 semester.

Below is a sampling of some groups and programs to get involved in now.

Resiliency Group (Mondays, 4pm, J204) is a counselor-led group for students who are struggling with issues related to sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.  Offered by the office of Counseling Services.  For more information, email carlos.martinez@stockton.edu.

Stitch 'n Bitch (Wednesdays, 5-7pm, CCMR3) is an open community group for knitters of all stitchability. Based on the feminist book of the same name, this weekly discussion group teaches the art of knitting in a supportive and welcoming environment.  We have starter knitting kits for anyone who is new to the craft, but feel free to purchase the book in the campus bookstore (optional).  For more information, email laurie.dutton@stockton.edu.    

Transcendence: A Transgender Support Group (Tuesdays, 4:30pm) is a safe support group for any student questioning or identifying along the transgender spectrum, including non-binary, gender-fluid, or genderqueer individuals. This group is run in conjunction with the Office of Counseling Services.  For more information, email laura.shaw@stockton.edu

Women's Support Group (Tuesdays, 11am-12pm, J204) is an open support group for female students and those who identify as women, topics may include work-life balance, parenting issues, power-based personal violence, and other topics.  This group is run through the Office of Counseling Services.  For more information, email laura.shaw@stockton.edu

 

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The Green Dot Strategy

Green Dot is a bystander intervention program.  We have several training courses throughout the semester teaching students how to intervene safely to end violence and sexual assaults.  

Interested in hosting a green dot training for your club or class?  Email us at: GreenDot@stockton.edu.  Follow us on Instagram @StocktonGreenDot or tag us at #livethegreendot

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Safe Zone Initiative

The Safe Zone initiative is geared towards LGBTQIA+ acceptance.  The WGSC's goal is to create 'Safe Zones' on our campus where everyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ can be themselves and questions surrounding acceptance and community will always be answered with respect and dignity.

When you see this symbol on a professor's door, or in an office suite, then you know you are in a safe place where acceptance is the norm. 

Email us at SafeZone@stockton.edu for workshops and training opportunities you can bring to your club, class, and/or next event.

AAUW Start Smart

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Developed by the American Association of University Women, the Start Smart salary negotiation workshop educates about the gender gap in pay while equipping college students to face the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate better salaries and benefits.  Workshops are two hours in length and run by trained facilitators. 

Email us at WGSC@stockton.edu to schedule a workshop for your club, class and/or other event.

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Osprey Advocates

Osprey Advocates are trained students, staff and faculty who assist victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Begin your journey towards becoming a certified sexual assault/domestic violence advocate!  In partnership with The (Atlantic County) Women's Center, we host advocate training annually.

Contact us at WGSC@stockton.edu for more information.  Follow us on Facebook @itsonstockton.

**If you are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or stalking, and wish to speak confidentially with an Osprey Advocate, please call (609) 849-8473 (24/7/365).**

In an emergency, please call 911 or Stockton Police at (609)-652-4390.

The Women's, Gender & Sexuality Center creates a web of support for faculty, staff, and students through a variety of education and prevention efforts. Those who may benefit include: 
  • those interested in learning more about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking
  • those who may want to know more about how to help a friend
  • those who may feel stigmatized regarding seeking therapy

In addition our staff and volunteers are trained to give presentation to faculty, staff, and students about issues that are relevant to life on the college campus such as Green Dot, Safe Zone, Start Smart, and Peer Education.  A large number of these workshops are listed in the OspreyHub or can be arranged by emailing wgsc@stockton.edu.. OspreyAdvantage Credit is often available.