Advocacy

Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS)

Overview

Northwestern Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault is men presenting to men about the issues of rape and sexual assault. The presentation focuses on statistics and group discussion to inform about this topic and help men realize that it is an issue in which both men and women can engage themselves in understanding and preventing.

For prospective new members: MARS is a group that seeks to address ubiquitous issues at a foundational level - we are seeking to address the culture, attitudes, and beliefs of sexual violence, not just the act of sexual violence. Being a part of MARS has been one of the most enlightening, rewarding, and influential aspects of my life on a personal level, and it has been incredible to see the impact on the community. The topic of sexual violence has become one of the most relevant, “hot topics” in the past several years despite its long (long) history, and I urge students of all ages to be a part of the solution now rather than later.

Schedule/ Commitment

Our members are expected to go through a series of trainings once per week when they first join, and regular members are expected to attend the monthly meetings after that. We also do presentations and discussion groups, and members are expected to do at least 2 of those events during Winter Quarter. We have sporadic events (usually 4-5 per quarter) that are highly encouraged, but not required.

Contact

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Quest Scholars Network

Overview

The Northwestern Quest Scholars Network (NUQSN) is Northwestern University's only low-income and first generation advocacy group. NUQSN serves over 16% of the Northwestern population as both a community and advocacy group for low-income and first generation students and their allies. NUQSN also serves as a resource for the Chicagoland grade school and high school communities, both mentoring underprivileged youth and educating low-income students about scholarship and educational opportunities at Northwestern and beyond.

Schedule/ Commitment

Membership in the Northwestern Quest Scholars Network (NUQSN) is open, meaning that individuals who are low-income, first generation, or allies are welcome to join. There is no strict commitment that we look for from our members, but we do hold optional monthly general meetings, weekly study hours, and many different social and service events throughout the year. While we participate in service work, only those who hold membership in NUQSN participate in this service work.

Contact

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Promote 360

Overview

We are a student group based within, but not exclusive to, the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) committed to promoting minority access to higher education.

While we encourage anyone to join we are most interest in recruiting minority students & allies within SESP.

Schedule/ Commitment

The commitment is approximately 1 hour/week.

Community Partners

School of Education and Social Policy, ETHS and local CPS schools

Contact

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