Gender Equity and Anti-Violence Allies
The GEVA Team is an inclusive group comprised of staff and faculty. GEVAs are trained to help students, staff, and faculty understand resources, procedures, and options available to survivors of sexual and gender based violence, on and off campus. GEVAs have an in depth knowledge regarding sexual and gender based misconduct, and clarify options for students and faculty. For those wanting more information regarding reporting, support, and services, GEVAs may be a good option. Additionally members of the GEVA Team are on the Violence Intervention and Prevention Project's Community Coordinated Response Team, who can aid in promoting and developing educational programming and training to create a non-violent, safe, and equitable campus for all.
GEVAs are not confidential resources, however information shared with GEVAs will be addressed with discretion and respect. Members of the GEVA Team are required to fill out a CSS No Name Report. Should there be fear for a victim/survivor's safety or the safety of the larger community, a member of the GEVA Team will be required to share information with Emily Segar-Johnson, Title IX Coordinator, or Tad Sears, Title IX Deputy, who will then assess whether the incident poses threat, violence, pattern, or predation. Meeting with a GEVA does not mean that you have to file a complaint or make a report. However, CSS has a responsibility to promptly and effectively respond to reports of sexual and gender based misconduct and take appropriate steps to resolve the situation, even if a victim/survivor doesn't want to file a complaint or requests that CSS takes no action. CSS will make every effort to maintain privacy, autonomy, and control in the hands of a victim/survivor as possible.
The GEVA Team
Burns Wellness Center 205
Safe Campus Intervention Coordinator
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811