University of Southern Indiana

Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Committee


The Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Committee is a work group made up of concerned faculty, staff, students, and community partners who are passionate about issues surrounding sexual assault and gender violence. The work group assists in the development of definitions for the University related to sexual assault and gender violence. Each semester the work group partners with departments and student groups to sponsor programs and tabling events to raise awareness.

Represented Campus Departments:

    • Counseling Center
    • Dean of Students Office
    • Public Safety
    • Recreation, Fitness, & Wellness Center
    • Student Support Services
    • Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Housing and Residence Life
    • University Health Center

Represented Community Partners:


Catherine Champagne:, 812/461-5268

Laurie Berry:, 812/464-1862

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoe is an International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence by raising awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men's sexualized violence against women. This an annual event at USI sponsored by various campus organizations, departments, and community partners.

Inspired by the saying that you can’t understand someone else’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in his or her shoes, participating students and community members will walk one mile in women’s high heeled shoes. 

Visit the official Walk A Mile in Her Shoes website for more information.

The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground (2015) is a documentary on sexual assault on college campuses. The Dean of Students Office owns the DVD and it is available for check out by students, faculty, and staff for use by classes, student organizations, or campus departments.

To request the DVD, you can email the Dean of Students Office at . Please let us know who you are, who will be viewing the DVD, and the dates it will be needed.

Flowers on the Lake

Flowers on the Lake is a powerful, nationally-recognized event held every year to honor those who have been victims of domestic violence. The event is free and open to the public.

Please wear purple to this event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the month of October. The purpose is to remember those individuals who have lost their lives due to domestic violence, to celebrate those who have survived, and to connect the community to those who work to end the violence.

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