WRC Student Organizations
The WRC is the supervising office for a range of student organizations that work on topics like mental health promotion, health education, and sexual violence response and prevention. Check out the descriptions below for more information about our different groups and what they do!
Student Organization for Sexual Safety (SOSS) is a student coalition of passionate allies, survivors, and advocates who are dedicated to creating a healthy and safe sexual climate, as well as shifting the culture on Colorado College's campus towards ending sexual violence. We tackle issues through varied and intersectional lenses such as rape culture, sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, and other forms of abuse and trauma, while also celebrating and promoting healthy, pleasurable, and consensual intimate experiences. SOSS provides students with a platform to question and understand the intricacies of these issues and the ways in which they influence our community.
Student Title IX Assistance and Resource Team (START) exists to provide survivors of intimate partner violence, rape, and sexual violence of any kind with advocacy support. By working closely with the sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) and Title IX team, Peer Advocates for Students hopes to improve the experiences of students involved in Title IX cases at Colorado College. Peer Advocates for Students complete over 40 hours of Trauma Informed Care Student Advocacy Training. We provide support for students regardless of gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, economic background, disability status, religion, or age. For more information about START, and to find out how to schedule a session, visit our page.
GROW is a student organization that advocates for mental health concerns in the Colorado College community. Weekly meetings offer support for students with eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, panic disorders, addictive behaviors, and for students with occasional need of support and their allies. The group is not restricted to students who require mental health services, but rather provides the opportunity for all students to discuss their mental state in an open forum. Activities in the meetings focus on positive group support strategies.
NAMI on Campus works to end the stigma that makes it hard for students to talk about mental health and get the help they need. We hold creative meetings, innovative awareness events, and offer signature NAMI programs through partnership with NAMI Colorado Springs. Our goal is to educate the campus community and advocate for improved mental health services and policies on campus.
The Healing Project is a peer-facilitated support group for survivors of sexual assault that addresses the dynamic and ongoing process of trauma and healing.
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) provides the space and tools to empower CC students to engage with the rest of the CC community and the larger Colorado Springs community through random acts of kindness.