Category: Campaign

Ottos Fundraiser Today

April 8th, 2013 in Campaign, events

There will be delicious food, a raffle, entertainment and, best of all, Otto Pizzeria will donate 8.88% of their sales at the end of the night to the CGSA. Bring friends and come meet new friends!


Get pizza anytime today!




March 27th, 2013 in Campaign, events, volunteer

Elections for Coordinator positions are coming up! If you are interested in being more involved with the Center, and you think your views align with our mission statement and core values, consider applying to be a Coordinator. For more informations on the application process, check out our elections process here. To learn more about each Coordinator position, click here. Download the actual application for Coordinator positions here.


Sexual Assault Awareness Week

March 26th, 2013 in Activism, Campaign, DIY, events, Feminism, SARP

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The Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism presents Sexual Assault Awareness Week! The goal of this week is to ignite awareness of sexual assault and rape culture on our campus and beyond. We hope to broaden conversations on these topics with fantastic events throughout the week, culminating in Take Back the Night hosted by The Feminist Collective. We hope you will join us and don’t forget to tweet about #SAAW to @BUCGSA!

Click more for event schedule!


Gender Neutral BU

December 11th, 2012 in Activism, Campaign

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Gender Neutral Housing

December 11th, 2012 in Activism, Campaign

Statement by Gender Neutral BU

The following is a statement on behalf of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism, the Boston University Student Government, and their student, faculty, administrative, parent, and alumni supporters. This statement is in response to the administration’s recent decision to indefinitely halt the Student Government proposal to implement Gender Neutral Housing at Boston University. This action represents a deliberate violation of the commitments made by administration officials to implement Gender Neutral Housing as an option for students by Fall 2013.

The Student Government went through the appropriate channels to plan and submit this proposal. After many revisions in coordination with Boston University Residence Life, and taking into consideration survey responses from over one thousand Boston University students, the plan was passed in Spring of 2012 by the Boston University Student Government Senate. The Senate is the main instrument of the student voice; it includes representatives from the Pan-Hellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, individual college governments and each residence hall.

After the proposal passed, Student Government held countless meetings with administrative officials from Housing, Residence Life, and the Dean of Students Office to facilitate the implementation of the plan. During the summer, the Dean of Students Office gave multiple verbal confirmations that Gender Neutral Housing was slated for Fall of 2013. Student Government was then given permission to publicize the plan’s approval at the beginning of the fall term. The plan was moderate in its requests and respectful of administrative concerns; it called for the gradual five-year implementation of Gender Neutral Housing. Despite these efforts, Student Government received notification from the Dean of Students Office during Fall Recess that the plans for Gender Neutral Housing had been indefinitely postponed.

We students have created a united front – “Gender Neutral BU” – and we are advocating for the Gender Neutral Housing plan that was promised. We are disappointed that the administration has determined that Gender Neutral Housing is not a priority on their current housing agenda. The collective voice of the student body has been silenced. We understand the importance of other initiatives being undertaken by the University but it is unacceptable to disregard student priorities. We are asking the administration to publicly affirm their commitment to the implementation of Gender Neutral Housing at Boston University in Fall of 2013. This is necessary for a campus that is safe and inclusive for all students.

Sign the petition here

Candlelight Gathering for Bicyclists Killed

December 6th, 2012 in Activism, Campaign, events, press release

December 6th, 2012
The Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism
Boston University
Contact: Swanson Ninan
Public Relations Coordinator

BOSTON, DEC. 6 – A cyclist was killed today after being struck by a tractor-trailer at the corner of St. Paul Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 8:36 a.m. The identity of the victim has not been released.

Boston police have closed the intersection and Boston University has alerted students that Commonwealth Avenue is closed to eastbound vehicle traffic from Pleasant Street to St. Paul Street.

This is the third bike fatality in the area since early this summer and the second near Boston University’s campus. The first involved a CAS student who was killed in an accident with an MBTA bus.

As a way to show our community support and sorrow, we are organizing a candlelight gathering later today at 6pm on Marsh Plaza. The gathering will serve as a way to remember the victims and help the healing of our community after this tragic event. We will raise awareness of safety as well as show solidarity for the members of our community who have been affected.

The Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism strives to make our community safe for all students. We encourage biking as a feminist approach to sustainable forms of transportation that upholds values of independence and empowerment, as it is more accessible to those who cannot afford cars or public transportation. We acknowledge that discourse around bike safety is important, both for cyclists and others who use the road.

Please direct any questions to Swanson Ninan, Public Relations Coordinator at The Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism.


December 5th, 2012 in Activism, Campaign, DIY, events


Check It OUT!

T-Shirts and Sweatshirts on Sale!

November 14th, 2012 in Campaign, DIY

Hey guys show off your CGSA spirit with our t-shirts! We printed them all ourselves and there is a lot of love in each one. Shirts are $10 and Sweatshirts are $20. Help the CGSA and look really cool by buying a shirt!


BU Announces Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Center!

May 3rd, 2012 in Campaign, SARP, Uncategorized


BOSTON, May 3– Boston University President Robert A. Brown announced via email Monday
morning the establishment of a center dedicated to preventing and responding to sexual assault on
campus. The center is expected to be operational by the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

The CGSA is proud to be part of an institution that takes sexual assault and interpersonal violence
seriously. In creating this center, Boston University is proving its commitment to student safety and
wellbeing and is a true leader among higher education institutions.

The CGSA would like to recognize the group of dedicated students who worked tirelessly in
drafting a detailed proposal of the sexual assault prevention office. This 30 page proposal included
a comprehensive plan for the implementation of this center, including: staffing guides, roles of
counselors, medical services, judicial proceedings and relationship to the BU Police Department, a
projected budget and timeline. More

An Open Letter to the BU Community

April 5th, 2012 in Activism, Campaign, Feminism

An Open Letter to the Boston University Community:

As advocates working to educate, prevent, and respond to sexual assaults on campus, the members of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism (CGSA) find the April Fool’s print-only edition of the Daily Free Press deeply disturbing, harmful and offensive. While the responsibility for the Disney Free Press falls on the Daily Free Press editorial board, we would like to go beyond addressing this specific incident and instead focus on a deeper cultural norm that encourages this kind of humor. We have divided this letter into sections to address our problem with the Disney Free Press and ways we can move forward as a Boston University community, dedicated to addressing and preventing sexual violence.