Students had the opportunity to have their voice heard on how to combat sexual assault, thanks to the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
"Following the wave of the #MeToo movement, the inaugural class, taught by professor Vicki Burns, addressed the unique risk factors specific to college students and rape on campus, how biases like sexism and racism intersect with sexual violence, and Title IX investigations on college campuses."
CWGS Instructor Dr. Vicki Burns was awarded the 2018 FIU Panhellenic Council HERStory Award. This award recognizes a faculty/staff on campus who has been dedicated to empowering women at Florida International University. This is the third annual HERStory Awards ceremony where the Panhellenic Council has honored those in the Panhellenic and FIU community. Dr. Burns was recognized for her role in FIU’s first student campus climate survey on sexual assault and first course on campus sexual assault.