Congress Updates

by The Cowl Editor on February 10, 2017


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Tim Sullivan ’17

Student Publicity Chair


Student Congress welcomed Jim Campbell and Courtney Miner to their meeting and discussed the Day One advocacy program and Miner’s recent appointment as Victim Advocacy, Support & Education (V.A.S.E.) coordinator. As V.A.S.E. coordinator, Miner will act as the liaison between Providence College and the Day One program.

Day One is the only sexual assault victim’s support agency in Rhode Island, working in four key departments: advocacy, education, clinical, and human trafficking. Providence College is the first campus in Rhode Island to work with the non-profit organization, which currently works with all police stations in the state.

Miner stressed that her pledge as coordinator is to work closely with Campbell and the College’s revamped Title IX policies, and to make sure that “no call goes unanswered.” When asked what the student body can do to spread the news of these services, Miner stressed the importance of awareness and communication.

To contact Miner (a confidential resource), her direct line is (401)-280-0564. You can also reach her through the Title IX/Day One program at (800)-494-8100.


The Sustainable Development group passed the introductory stages of being recognized as an official club and will present to the Congress next Tuesday. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Nick Hunsaker at

New Business

New business was also introduced by Publicity member, Sabrina Guilbeault ’18, regarding a coupon book for freshmen. The booklet will allow freshmen to attend free events on campus such as theatre shows or enjoy a free smoothie from Alumni Hall Food Court. This booklet will immerse PC freshmen in Friartown culture and was well received by the Congress.

Next Week

Next week, Fr. Peter Martyr, O.P., will be attending the meeting to continue discussions from his visit last semester. All students are welcome to attend at 5:30 p.m. in Ruane LL05.