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GEVA Team

IMPORTANT INFORMATION DURING CAMPUS CLOSURE:

While the CSS campus has moved to an online format, please take the following steps to receive GEVA services, including advocacy and referrals. 

  • Email geva@css.edu to contact a GEVA. A member of the GEVA team will reach out to contact you and set up an appointment via phone or zoom. Please note there will be no face-to-face GEVA meetings at this time
  • If you need immediate support, please contact PAVSA at 218-726-1931, RAINN at hotline.rainn.org for an online chat option, or The National Domestic Violence Hotline at thehotline.org or 1-800-799-7233
  • If you are in need of support during a Title IX process, please contact geva@css.edu

24/7 support via PAVSA at 218-726-1931

Gender Equity and Anti-Violence Allies (GEVA) Team

geva@css.edu  

GEVA team members hold confidential status at The College of St. Scholastica and are under the supervision of PAVSA. 

The GEVA Team is an inclusive group comprised of staff and faculty. GEVA team members have completed 40 hours of sexual assault victim advocacy training and are able to assist students, staff, and faculty understand resources, procedures, and options available to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, on and off-campus. GEVAs have in-depth knowledge regarding sexual and gender-based misconduct and clarify options for students, staff, and faculty. For those wanting more information regarding reporting, support, and services, GEVAs are a great option.

Team Members:

Ben Adams, Chief Information Officer - Tower 1623

badams7@css.edu | (218) 723-5966

Tyler Driscoll, Administrative Assistant Department of Social Work - Science 1129

tdriscoll@css.edu | (218) 723-5981

Kelly Mullan, Communication, Theater, Arts Faculty - Tower 4403

kmullan@css.edu | (218) 723-6701

Michelle Ruszat Klee, VIP Coordinator - Tower 2128

mruszatklee@css.edu | (218) 733-2227

Kaya Zelazny, Biology Faculty - Science 2135C

kzelazny@css.edu | (218) 723-6423

GEVAs can be contacted via email at geva@css.edu

GEVAs can help the campus community gain access, understanding, and advocacy of navigation to the following:

  • On & Off-Campus Counseling & Mental Health Services including Support Groups
  • On & Off-Campus Medical Services including SANE
  • On & Off-Campus Reporting Mechanisms
  • General Victim Advocacy within Campus, Civil, & Criminal Processes
  • Legal Advocacy including OFPs, HROs, No Contacts, DANCOs
  • Accommodations to Academic, Living, Transportation and/or Working Arrangements
  • Psychoeducational Offerings

GEVAs and VIP work to provide more information on the issues, how to get involved, supporting loved ones, program coordination, etc.

GEVAs can be reached individually by contacting them via their office, email, or phone.

Additionally, we have many other resources, including off campus advocates at PAVSA and Safe Haven (in Duluth) and connections to other resources in communities near our extended sites.

For more information about those, please visit our Community Resources for All Campuses page.

Reporting Options:

Equal Opportunity and NonDiscrimination Online Report Form (Title IX)
Online Title IX Report

In person or by phone/zoom with Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator

Contact Us:

Michelle Ruszat Klee
Violence Intervention and Prevention Coordinator
GEVA Member
Tower 2128
(218) 733-2227
mruszatklee@css.edu
geva@css.edu