Who Are S.P.E.A.K. Interns & What Do They Do?

S.P.E.A.K. Interns Brigid Roth and Abbigail McMillian at the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Reflection held in remembrance of Maggie Wardle, a student who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 1999.

The Sexual Peer Educators Alliance at K has two interns that work during the school year. These interns aim to provide education, support, and advocacy on issues related to sexual misconduct prevention, healthy relationships, sexual education, consent, and bystander intervention by facilitating programs, educating the student body on their rights/reporting options/support services, holding open office hours, advocating for and serving all identities and students at the college, and being available as a resource for the Kalamazoo College community.

S.P.E.A.K. interns must undergo an interview process, and once selected, are trained in many topics such as bystander intervention, consent, relationship dynamics, and much, much more. The learning doesn’t stop there though, as the interns continue their reading and training weekly.

The interns are under the guidance of Haley Mangette, who oversees the program and provides advice and support so that the interns may serve the Kalamazoo College community to the best of their abilities.

If you are interested in learning more about S.P.E.A.K. or would like to get in contact with an intern, click here.