Arcadia University News


December 9, 2021

Office of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Education Earns NASPA’s Outstanding Peer Educator Program Award

Arcadia University’s Office of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Education (OSVPE) , led by Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator Alison Berk and students, has received the Outstanding Peer Educator Program Award from NASPA, a worldwide association for student affairs...

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March 5, 2021

Initiatives from $300K Department of Justice Grant

In 2018, the University received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women . Among the initial initiatives through the grant were hiring a full-time prevention specialist (Alison Berk) and creating the Office of Sexual and Gender-based...

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February 19, 2021

Office of Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Education Resources

In February 2019, Alison Berk joined Arcadia as the first coordinator of the University’s Office of Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Education , which was established through the University’s receipt of a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence...

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March 22, 2018

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Presents on Gender Nonconforming Students at Diversity Officers Conference

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education, presented “From Personal to Professional to Political: How Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child Changed Me, My Profession, and the World Around Me” at the 12th annual Conference of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher...

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November 3, 2016

International LGBTQ Activist Speaks of Decades of Work to Pan-African Studies, Sociology Programs

On Oct. 28, the Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Pan-African Studies Programs welcomed Nigerian LGBTQ activist Brother Davis Mac-Iyalla, who spoke to the Arcadia community about his advocacy for the dignity and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in Africa. Sharing...

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June 9, 2016

Arcadia University Launches Micro-Credential on Gender and Sexual Diversity

Arcadia University’s School of Education has opened enrollment for its unique online graduate micro-credential program, Gender and Sexual Diversity for Educators and Leaders , which focuses on instituting safe and welcoming environments for students with diverse sexualities and gender expressions,...

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May 17, 2016

Slesaransky-Poe Featured as Expert in Inquirer on Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , founding dean of the School of Education, was featured as an expert on transgender and gender-nonconformity issues in The Philadelphia Inquirer on May 14. Slesaransky-Poe said she finds it concerning that the public conversation about the needs of transgender and...

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