Painful memories shared, comfort found with The Clothesline Project

November 3, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rather than the ghouls and goblins usually found during Halloween, UVU’s Center for Social Impact explored some of the actual horrors of life by participating in the Clothesline Project in UVU’s Grande Ballroom. The National Clothesline Project is a way to create awareness for the prevalence of violence against women. Survivors can write messages on […]

How to stay safe on UVU campus

July 10, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Starting college is exciting, but it also means students are responsible for themselves and their safety, often for the first time. Here are some basic safety tips for students looking to stay safe and secure. “The first thing [students] should not do is panic,”said UVU Police Sgt. Eric Beveridge. “Panic causes more stress and confusion […]

Safety First: UVU faculty and students discuss campus violence, how to prevent it

February 8, 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Photo by Michelle Rivas Students and faculty members discussed campus violence prevention as part of the Diversity Dialogue discussion series organized by the Multicultural Student Council Feb. 8. The series serves to provide a safe space to explore solutions to prevalent issues, including the prevention of assault, potential obstacles when reporting violence and to help […]

Gun control issues, solutions discussed by students

November 10, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Michelle Rivas (Left to Right) Amber Hendrickson Community Partnerships Coordinator, Volunteer &amp; Service- Learning Center, Jackson Olsen A solution to gun control is difficult but not impossible to reach, according to Jackson Miner, president of UVU’s service council. National and global gun control was discussed and broken down by students during Real Talk, a […]

Conforming to social norms contribute to the bystander effect

November 1, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Resisting norms will likely prevent dangerous situations Illustration by Tyler Carpenter   Conformity, ambiguity and social and cultural norms are reasons people do not intervene, according to Ashley Larsen, the associate dean of students during the It’s On Us event Oct. 31 in the Student Life and Wellness building. The bystander effect is a social phenomena that […]

Candlelight vigil held to spotlight domestic violence

October 23, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Abby Van Buren   Students and members of the community walked around campus to bring awareness and show reverence to victims of local domestic violence during a candlelit vigil hosted by UVU and the Center for Women and Children in Crisis Oct. 23. Studies show that one in three Utah women —approximately 500,000 […]

Wolverine Minute, March 28th

March 28, 2012

Reading Time: < 1 minute   -Clothesline Project/in need of volunteers The Clothesline Project will be featured in the UVU Grand Ballroom on April 3rd and 4th to raise awareness on violence. Blank shirts will be available for students to share their personal stories of abuse. If you would like to volunteer to help with this project contact the Equity […]

Stop the Silence: Vigil makes a stand against hate and violence

October 16, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes “All You Need is Love” proclaimed a red and white sign held high as students marched carrying candles. The students marched a full circle around campus and even marched through buildings, led by a police officer on a Segue with flashing lights and a student keeping time with a snare drum. Friday evening, October 14th, […]

Fag Fury

September 29, 2011

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why silence on our campus about homophobic violence is disquieting Sorry if I shock somebody: certain kinds of silence are violent, and there are a lot of quiet students on this campus committing a form of violence.   Recently, there were at least two attacks – one in Salt Lake City and one in American […]