Educational Programs 

April 24, 2017 - Inclusive Sex Symposium

IMU Iowa Theater: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

This all-day symposium will educate the public on safe sex within the queer community. There are six workshops total, each being an hour in length. Topics include safe sex, consent, and HIV/Aids awareness. The event will be hosted by the members of Gamma Rho Lambda. They make up a sorority on campus that focuses on issues of the LGBTQIA+ community, equality, and trans-inclusivity. Awareness is the number one area that needs improvement concerning issues in the queer community. The seminar will help members of the community gain insight to the 6 topics chosen for workshops. 

April 24, 2017 -Importance of Immunization - Stories from a Polio Survivor & the film, Half the Sky

Illinois Room, IMU: 7:30-8:30 PM

Join the ImmUNITY Campaign to hear Polio Survivor, Minda Dentler, video-chat in about her experiences overcoming life with Polio. Minda was born in India and contracted polio at a young age. Despite being paralyzed by polio from the legs down, she became the first female hand-cyclist to complete the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. After Minda speaks about her experiences, we will view part of the movie Half the Sky which discusses health in developing countries. We hope to help educate the greater University of Iowa community on the importance of vaccines and global health on the lives of people everywhere.

***Minda Dentler- First female hand cyclist to complete the Iroman Triathlon. Minda personally has been affected by polio having been paralyzed by the disease. She can give a first hand account of dealing with this diseases and the importance of immunizations.

April 24, 2017- Inclusive Sex Symposium

IMU Iowa Theatre: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM

This all-day symposium will educate the public on safe sex within the queer community. There are six workshops total. Attending one of the six will fulfill an educational credit. 

9am-10:30am: Defining Sexuality & Safe Sex
10:40am-12:10pm: Queering Consent
1pm-2pm: Using Protection: Condoms & Dental Dams
2:10pm-3:40pm: Exploring the Multifaceted Uses for Birth Control
3:50pm-4:50pm: HIV/AIDS & PrEP: From the 80's Epidemic to Recent Breakthroughs
5pm-6:30pm: Rope, Whips, and Kinks, Oh My!

April 24, 2017: Trans Week of Action: Action Stations!

Wesley Center: 6:00-9:00 PM

At this event, attendees explore the several different stations inside the space, which present information on topics like pronouns, gender neutral restrooms, discrimination protections, and trans youth. At each station, the attendee will interact with the volunteer, learn about the topic, and then brainstorm with the volunteer about what actions they can personally take to address the issue that was discussed. This is a unique educational activity because it provides an interactive learning experience and is not lecture-based.

April 25, 2017 - Take Back The Night

The Pentacrest: 6:00-10:00 PM

Take Back the Night is a international event that takes place to bring awareness to sexual assault and support survivors of it.

April 26, 2017- Student Trans Educational: Understanding Trans Identities and Experiences

IMU Lucas Dodge Room: 7:00-8:00 PM

Attendees will learn core information about transgender and nonbinary identities and experiences, and will be encouraged to reflect on ways they can be an ally. This workshop is part lecture and part small group or individual work. Each portion of the workshop contains some lecture, a short video, and then some type of activity that allows participants to reflect on the material and further process it.

April 27, 2017 - University of Iowa Clothesline Project

The Pentacrest: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Clothesline Project is a vehicle for survivors of violence and those who care for them to express their experiences with interpersonal violence. Over the last 20 years, survivors of sexual and domestic violence have decorated t-shirts with messages about the violence they survived and their healing journey. Come bear witness to the effects of violence in our community and view this powerful display of survivor voices.

April 27, 2017- "Life With Phil" Talk featuring Sheri Salata

C20 Pomerantz Center: 3:30-4:30 PM

The UI Foundation presents it's annual “Life With Phil” lecture on April 27, focused on philanthropy and presented in partnership with the University Lecture Committee.  Sheri Salata, co-president of Oprah Winfrey Network and president of Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, will be on campus to discuss her "Life With Phil".  Salata served as executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 2006 until the show ended in 2011.

April 27, 2017 - Multicultural Greek Council Amazing Race

IMU Hubbard Commons: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Multicultural Greek Council is hosting an interactive educational event as a part of Greek Week. Each chapter in the Multicultural Greek Council will have a table where they will set up an activity for attendees to participate in. Each table will highlight a cultural aspect of the organization and/or members in the organization. In order to receive credit, attendees will need to attend all eight stations and participate actively. Members of multicultural Greek council will ensure active participation and will not allow attendees to continue on until adequate participation is made. This will create a space for open dialogue about the culture and diversity within the council and its members. Many of the members of MGC will be sharing their own experiences.

May 3, 2017 - Finals Stress Management

Iowa Theater IMU: 5:00-6:00 PM

Dr. Kathleen Staley from University Health and Wellness will be giving a talk about how to reduce stress and stay healthy during finals. This event will help to educate members of the FSL community as well as members of the Iowa community on how to stay healthy and reduce stress while preparing for finals.

May 3, 2017 - Climate Narrative Project Presentations

Becker Communication Studies Building Room 101: 7:30-9:00 PM

Join the Climate Narrative Project Fellows for an evening of film, theatre, dance and storytelling focusing on regenerative cities and the impact of climate change.

The Climate Narrative Project is a special media arts initiative in the Office of Sustainability designed to reach across academic disciplines and chronicle regenerative approaches to energy, food, agriculture, water and waste management, community planning and transportation.

Members of the fraternity and sorority community will gain an increased knowledge regarding climate change and its impact on society. With the discussion around climate change being such a prevalent topic currently, attending this event will be beneficial for the Greek community to enhance their awareness about their impact on the planet.

Check back often for more Spring 2017 programming opportunities!

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Chapter Educational Information

Form C - Are you planning an educational for your chapter? Complete this form at your event.

If your chapter is looking for possible educational programs to do within your chapter, please check out this resource for ideas for topics and presenters for chapter educational programs. New programs will be listed soon!
 Each of the following offerings above are available for chapters to receive out-house educational credit from their respective council. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact Erin McHale in CSIL.


 Community Educational Information

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