Registered Student Organizations

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Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have organized as activists, advocates, and educators to end sexual misconduct. Here are some of the existing registered student organizations doing work around these topics!

Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA)

SASA's mission is to facilitate meetings/programs in order to spread awareness about sexual assault, support survivors of sexual assault, and work towards making policy changes on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus by establishing a registered student organization. SASA's vision is to eliminate sexual assault on the UIUC campus and have survivors feel safe sharing their stories. After hosting the first "It Happens Here at UIUC" event in April 2015, attracting over 300 attendees, SASA hopes to become a well-known outlet and source of assistance for survivors of sexual assault. Furthermore, the organization hopes to impact the university community through advocating for various policy changes to benefit those affected by sexual assault. SASA meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Women's Resources Center. For more information, contact sasauiuc@gmail.com.

Sexual Health Peers

The Sexual Health Peers are a volunteer peer education group that promotes healthy choices related to sexual health and relationships. Their programs are available to any campus or community group and address areas of sexually transmissible diseases, safer sex, relationships and dating, and birth control. They also take part in events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World AIDS Day, and Safe Spring Break. These trained peer educators are great resources for the Illinois community. They welcome interested students at the beginning of fall and spring semester. The group meets every Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm at McKinley, and there are no pre-requisites for joining. All members are trained by the Sexual Health Educator. For more information, contact Kim Rice, Sexual Health Educator at McKinley Health Center, or visit our website.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide organization of more than 2.2 million members working to promote and protect human rights for all people. The UIUC chapter works to carry out this mission through demonstrations, lectures, petitions and letter-writing campaigns to governments at home and abroad. For more information, visit us on Facebook.

Golden Z Club

The Golden Z-Club of the University of Illinois is our chapter of a global organization known as Zonta International. Zonta International is comprised of individuals, who through service and advocacy, work together to advance the status of women worldwide. Zonta Clubs are present in 63 countries and have a membership base of over 30,000 volunteers. Individual collegiate branches of Zonta International are known as Golden Z-Clubs. The Golden Z-Club of the University of Illinois is sponsored and supported by a professional branch of Zonta International located in Lincoln, IL. The Golden Z-Club's purpose on campus, in the surrounding community, and globally, is to help, support, and encourage women. For more information, contact zontagoldenz@gmail.com or visit our website.