Facing Sexual Violence in Rockbridge

Facing Sexual Violence in Rockbridge

Facing Rockbridge is grassroots project started in 2014 with the goal of increasing awareness of the issue of sexual violence in Rockbridge County by encouraging constructive conversations.  

Facing Rockbridge Book Release Events Announced!

Facing Rockbridge Book Release Events Announced!

On November 2nd of this year, The Ring Tum Phi profiled the Facing Sexual Violence Project, a project designed to “help students face the reality of sexual violence on campus and on campuses across the country”. Now, nearly six months after the original article was published, the Facing Project staff invites the community of Rockbridge […]

Questioning How Sexual Violence Occurs - Elena Diller '17

Questioning How Sexual Violence Occurs – Elena Diller ’17

I’m involved in the Facing Project because our culture has an expectation for how sexual violence occurs. People believe that sexual violence can only occur under a certain set of circumstances and, without these conditions, there cannot be sexual violence. A standard such as this invalidates the experiences of millions of survivors and facilitates tolerance […]

Annie Persons '15 on Why Facing Rockbridge is Important

Annie Persons ’15 on Why Facing Rockbridge is Important

I am involved in the Facing Project because the issue of sexual violence is one that negatively affects not just college-aged women such as myself, but also all men and women in the communities where it exists. I firmly believe that much of addressing sexual violence will be accomplished by spreading awareness of the issue, […]

What is Facing Rockbridge?

By Kamryn McPike While a Rolling Stone article is making sexual assault on college campuses a hot topic, a new project has come to Washington and Lee to air the issue. It’s part of The Facing Project, a national non-profit organization that helps individual communities “face” a social issue that is chosen based on local […]

Lizzy Caldwell '16 on the hate that sometimes accompanies gender issues

Lizzy Caldwell ’16 on the hate that sometimes accompanies gender issues

The other day, I crumpled to the floor sobbing because I was a woman. Before you jump to conclusions, let me explain. These past couple months, I can’t seem to escape the confines of my gender. By this I am not referring whatsoever to my sexuality, but to the roles, restrictions, troubles, and danger of […]

3  Reasons the Facing Rockbridge MATTERS

3 Reasons the Facing Rockbridge MATTERS

3 Reasons Facing Rockbridge MATTERS by Laura Waggener ’17 1. Now is the Time to Start an Effective Conversation About Sexual Violence Almost everyone seems to know someone in the area who has been affected by an act of sexual violence.  Now is the time to talk about it.  The Facing Project is not the […]

What is an Honor Advocate at W&L?

My name is Joshua Gross and I am currently a junior here at W&L. I am also the Undergraduate Assistant Head Honor Advocate and have been presented with the opportunity to share a little bit about the Honor Advocate program and what the job entails here. Honor Advocates work with each of the three student […]