Outreach Programs

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Safe Zones – The Safe Zones program serves as a source of support and information, free of judgment and hostility for lesbian, gay, transgender, intersexed and questioning/queer (LGBTIQ) students. Counselor Pam Detrie coordinates the Rhodes Safe Zones program and facilitates training sessions and Brown Bag lunch discussions throughout the school year.  For more information about Safe Zones, contact Pam at detriep@rhodes.edu

Rhodes College Women’s Center – The Counseling Center conducts training sessions every fall for the Women’s Center first response program.  First responders are student volunteers who staff a 24-hour phone line (901-230-6504) for students who have experienced sexual assault or may be dealing with other issues such as eating disorders and self-harm.

V-Day – The Counseling Center is the primary sponsor for Rhodes’ V-Day organization, which raises awareness about sexual assault and does an annual fundraising production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.  Proceeds from V-Day events go towards local, national and international women’s organizations. For more information, contact Rob Dove, the Director of the Counseling Center, at dove@rhodes.edu

Eating Disorders Awareness Week – The Counseling Center coordinates an Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) every February.  Educational and self-assessment materials are made available throughout the year, and Counseling Center-sponsored events include lectures by eating disorder and nutrition specialists and film showings.  If you are interested in learning more about EDAW or have programming suggestions, please contact counselor Chenbobia Webster at websterc@rhodes.edu

Art & Community Exhibits – Every year, the Counseling Center sponsors art and community-based exhibits open to the campus and greater Memphis area.  Past projects have included displays of the Century Project, the AIDS quilt, and photo exhibits from the Family Diversity Project.

National Coalition Building Institute – The National Coalition Building Institute is an international, non-profit, leadership training organization based in Washington, DC, USA. Since 1984, NCBI has worked to eliminate racism and all other forms of prejudice and discrimination throughout the world.  Contact facilitator Rob Dove at dove@rhodes.edu for more information about training sessions and other NCBI activities at Rhodes.