SACL Highlights

SACL Highlights

A blog dedicated to the achievements of SACL departments and programs to enhance student experience!

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LGBT initiatives at Ithaca College were highlighted in articles by Buzzfeed and Nerd Scholar. Ithaca College's LGBT friendliness was recognized by Buzzfeed in "The 25 Best Colleges and Universities for LGBT Students.” It was lauded for having the "Most Innovative" LGBTQ initiatives by Nerd Scholar.

Isabel Galupo '14 and the LGBT Center are featured in the article by Buzzfeed. Ithaca College’s top rating on the Campus Pride Index National LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate assessment tool, LGBT specific health efforts, visiting scholars, and our LGBT themed student organizations are showcased. Nerd Scholar, a website that helps students make informed decisions about their education, recognized the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach and Services in its list of colleges and universities helping support a more inclusive community. It cited the LGBT Center as the most innovative for its long-established smoking cessation/prevention initiative and for its collaboration to establish the Voice and Communication Modification Program for People in the Transgender Community offered in conjunction with the Ewing Speech and Hearing Clinic, in the college’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

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April 24 12 pm-2pm at Campus Center

  • Support Center for Health Promotion and Hammond in this great event!
  • This fun, interactive program will allow students to learn more about
    • Safe sex practices
    • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • On and Off-Campus Resources
  • Raffle Prizes

We Hope to See You There!

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Today, an estimated one in five women is sexually assaulted in college.*

The month of April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence in its many forms and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

At Ithaca College, the College Advisory Committee on Campus Security & Campus Life has a similar charge, year round.  This governed committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students who promote safety and security through review of campus policy and procedure and assessment of community education and outreach (for improvement).  One key area for raised awareness is sexual assault prevention, education and resources; specifically, reporting incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking; to include information on assisting survivors during investigations; referring complaints to appropriate authorities; counseling survivors; and, responding to inquiries from concerned persons.

We want to hear from you.  If you have ideas for working together to raise awareness and help prevent sexual assault, or if you are a student who is interested in partnering with this campus advisory committee, we urge you to email the committee leadership at the following: Terri Stewart and Linda Koenig

*For more information on sexual assault and its many forms, visit the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against Women at  If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted please take a few minutes to review the vast amount of information and resources that the College makes available to the campus community as outlined in the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, published by the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.  

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Women in Leadership Retreat Participants 2014

On Saturday, March 22, forty students traveled to Seneca Falls for a day-long retreat to explore women's leadership in the past, present, and future. After leaning about the first Women's Rights Convention and touring the Women's Rights National Historic Park, the students participated in activities and discussions focusing on how the media influences cultural perceptions of women and their leadership roles. The highlight of the day was a panel of outstanding speakers from Ithaca College: Nicole Eversly-Bradwell, Angie Pelekidis, and ​Cory Young. These three women spoke about several media campaigns that can empower women, the importance of recognizing how diverse women leaders can be, and the best advice for young people who want to be fabulous feminists. Three student leadership consultants, Michelle Ammirati '14, Lia Munoz '15, and Katelyn Gualtieri '16, helped coordinate the retreat, along with the director of student leadership and involvement. This was the final program in OSEMA's 2014 Women Leader Series, and it was a meaningful way to wrap up the programming to empower women student leaders at Ithaca College.

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Sustainable Tompkins awarded Ithaca College Public Safety and Emergency Management the Sign of Sustainability 2013 Award for the 20th Annual Law Enforcement Bike School.  Sustainable Tompkins is a citizen-based organization working towards the long-term well-being of our communities by integrating social equity, economic vitality, ecological stewardship, and shared responsibility.  For an article about the other 2013 award winners, please click here.

The Annual Law Enforcement Bike School is a five day course that combines classroom training with practical application exercises;  it is designed as entry level training for law enforcement, utilizing specialized mountain bikes for patrol activities.   This course is a longstanding community collaboration with course instructors representing IC Public Safety, Cornell University Police, SUNY Cortland Police, Cortland PD, Ithaca PD, and others.  Course instructors hold various and specialized training certifications, including police instructor requirements (in accordance with NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services),  International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA), and Law Enforcement Bicycle Association (LEBA).

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