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Signature Programs & Events

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COMPASS: Sexual Misconduct Response Training

COMPASS, previously known as Code Red Assist Training, is a day-long program (9AM - 5PM) offered by the WGRC’s Sexual Misconduct Support Services (SMSS) Program. This training is designed to equip staff and faculty with skills and knowledge to respond to disclosures of sexual misconduct in a compassionate and compliant way. Upon successful completion of the training, participants become COMPASS Allies. Their  names will be added to the WGRC website, and  they will have a special placard to place on their office doors or work areas.

To register for our next COMPASS Training on April 16, please visit our registration form

The Red Zone

The Red Zone is a period from the beginning of each Fall semester to about Thanksgiving break when sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses seem to spike. Although every student, regardless of age, gender, or any other personal identity (ex: socioeconomic status, sexual orientation) can be at risk, statistics have shown that first-year female students are the most vulnerable. Visit our Upcoming Programs & Events page for more information on how to participate in events hosted by the WGRC and Student Housing and Residential Life.

Gender Equity Week

Gender Equity Week is an opportunity for UH community members to discuss gender: from its simplest terms and definitions to current events and issues. Join our office in recognizing and celebrating gender equity for all members across the gender spectrum. 

Phenomenal Woman

An evening of celebration, awareness and empowerment for UH Women. This program includes a keynote empowerment speaker and dinner. Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend. Registration Required, space is limited.

Feminist After 5

Each year, the WGRC hosts a Networking Social to bring staff, faculty, and graduate/professional school students together to “build connections and increase support” for equity on campus. This event includes networking opportunities, games, prizes, refreshments and more.

UH Goes Teal

This program serves as the Kick-off each April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The program includes a resource fair, information and resources on sexual assault support at UH, interactive activities, prizes, food and more. * During the month of April, participants are encouraged to wear Teal.

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual program commemorating a national day of action bringing attention to sexual violence and interpersonal violence on college campuses. Participants gather to rally and march around campus to advocate for safe spaces against sexual violence. The evening also includes a campus and community resource fair, guest speakers including sexual assault survivors, and concludes with a candlelight vigil for victims of sexual trauma and interpersonal violence.

The Healing Gallery

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), the WGRC hosts the annual Healing Gallery. The gallery includes art, performances, and exhibits related to sexual violence and survivor empowerment. Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to submit art and participate in the exhibits, and all are welcome to attend the gallery. Following the gallery, there is a reception and an opportunity to meet some of the artists and WGRC staff.

Real Talk Discussion Series

Real talk provides an opportunity for UH community members to come together to discuss the latest hot topics on gender equity, sexual violence, gender diversity and inclusion, and more. Discussions are led by members of the WGRCs CORE Team Student Ambassadors and occasionally special guests. 

Latinas REACH

Latinas REACH (Realizing Educational Attainment as a Community of Hermanas) is a discussion group for Latina-identified graduate students at the University of Houston. Created as a collaboration between Student Outreach and Support (SOS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC), REACH centers the experiences of Latina scholars and provides participants with a space to receive support, share resources, and build community.

To learn more and receive the link to join, please fill out the interest form or contact Laura Zavala-Membreno directly at lmzavala@central.uh.edu.

THE HIVE

THE HIVE is our knowledge community and discussion group. Historically, the WGRC has hosted Book Clubs, but as we expanded to new media, we took on a new name! THE HIVE will explore:

  • Books (and book chapters)
  • Videos
  • Scholarly articles
  • TV episodes
  • Podcasts
  • Movies
  • Short stories
  • And more