- To provide programs for the college community on issues relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, and consent.
- To provide information and resources to survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence.
- To promote bystander intervention and increase students’ confidence in their ability to make WPI a safer environment.
Schedule a program: To request a SPARC presentation or workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know what topics you’d like covered, the size of your audience, and the date, time, and location.
Get Involved and Make a Difference in SPARC
SPARC would like to have you as a member. Email the SPARC exec board at email@example.com. You may also call the Student Development & Counseling Center at 508-831-5540 and ask for Matt Barry, our advisor. You can keep up with SPARC events through our Facebook and TechSync pages.
- Complete mandatory training sessions for peer educators.
- Attend regularly scheduled group meetings.
- Participate in SPARC presentations for a variety of audiences (including student organizations, Insight Teams, athletic teams, RAs, CAs, Greek chapters, ROTC).
- Be knowledgeable about area resources both on and off campus, including counseling services, Student Health Services, Pathways for Change (Central MA's rape crisis center), and refer survivors to the appropriate services.
- Help plan and execute large campus events, including Take Back the Night and The Clothesline Project during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).
- Contribute to making the WPI community a safer place.
- Gain valuable experience while developing teaching, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills.
- Become part of a skilled team of students committed to providing accurate, nonjudgmental college health information to the WPI community.