Who We Are
The Collegiate Consortium is the One Student leadership program. We believe that the collegiate population has a great opportunity to shift the culture and help create communities with zero tolerance for sexual violence.
Through the formation of a statewide campus alliance the program unites exceptional student leaders on campuses throughout one state to impact positive social change in each of their communities. Throughout each term they focus their efforts on engaging peers, empowering college students to address sexual assault and initiating a cultural shift, ultimately reducing sexual violence statewide. This fusion of diverse leadership and social change make the Collegiate Consortium the only program of its kind.
The first statewide board was assembled in Florida in the Spring of 2010. Interested in starting a Consortium in your state? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Do
The Consortium provides student leaders an opportunity to openly discuss challenges, seek solutions and share accomplishments in addressing sexual violence in their communities.
Members of the Collegiate Consortium Board work on meaningful regional projects, garner education, participate in an annual meeting and work on a large statewide project selected by them and supported by One Student. Through the student leader’s vision and the support of their mentors, respective campus communities and One Student staff, the program will eventually change the way sexual assault is addressed by campuses nationwide.
- Becca Tieder
- Program Director
Meet the Inaugural Board
Florida Collegiate Consortium Student Board Members
Claire is a senior at Stetson University, with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. She has held numerous leadership positions in a philanthropy-based Greek organization and is an intern in the university’s Office of Health and Wellness. Claire is also a Tobacco Peer Educator, the Vice President of Stetson’s chapter of Psi Chi, the academic honor society for Psychology majors, and the president of Sigma Delta Pi, the academic honor society for Spanish majors. Claire recently completed a semester-long study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, and plans to pursue law school after graduation.
Emily is a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor, who has won numerous accolades for her work. She is passionate about the “language of dance” and shares that energy with her students aged 3 to adult. She is a senior at the University of South Florida studying Political Science and preparing to attend law school. Emily was sexually assaulted after the birth of her first daughter, the law enforcement response and legal process which followed only further added to the trauma but in time she turned her pain into action. Emily is active with the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay and the Relationship Equality Anti-Violence League at USF. Her greatest love in life is family; Emily is happily married and the proud mother to two little girls. She has turned her anger at her injustices to finding a pursuit for action and change in the realm of sexual violence.
Erica is a third year Broadcast Journalism major at Florida A&M University, she is a proud Rattler and Floridian. She is a member of SISTUHS, Inc. (a community service organization), a Jazz Radio Personality on WANM 90.5 in Tallahassee, Fl., a contributing writer to The FAMUAN, and a part of a skilled production team for her university’s TV Station, TV20. Erica has been volunteering in the field of sexual violence education since coming to college in 2008 and now holds the position of Peer Rape Educator on my campus – the only student to ever hold the title. She speaks frequently at community events, telling her story, bringing about awareness, and trying to help others. She holds the title of Miss Black Tallahassee 2010, mentors in the community, free-lances as a model, and will soon be in the music studio recording an array of Vocal Jazz songs. She is committed to spreading awareness of Sexual Violence one community at a time.
Erin is a junior at the University of West Florida, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and hopes to earn a PhD in Health or Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the UWF Peer Education team and works on campus-community outreach and programs regarding sexual health education, sexual assault prevention, and alcohol misuse and abuse prevention. She was recently voted returning Peer Educator of the Year. After finishing college, she hopes to fulfill her dream of traveling the world and backpacking across the United Kingdom and Europe. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, live concerts, searching for new indie bands, reading books, going out with friends, playing with her ferret, painting, and watching movies.
Jessica is in her fourth year at the University of Tampa. During her tenure she has enjoyed switching her major on a regular basis – exploring International Business, Communications, Spanish, Biology, Education, Philosophy and Psychology. Jessica will graduate on time in May 2011 with a degree in Economics and Business Management. Being raised in the military, she has learned to adapt to change well and manage her time even better. These skills have allowed her to be involved in a large number and a wide variety of clubs and organizations such as leadership programs, intramural volleyball, as an RA and as a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She has also been a One Student intern (her third internship during her collegiate career) where she has been instrumental in helping make the Collegiate Consortium a success.
Jett is a junior at the Florida State University double majoring in English and Political Science. He is originally from Eustis, Florida a small town about 45 minutes north of Orlando. As a student at FSU he has carried over a 3.5 GPA throughout his first two years and hopes to one day attend law school. On campus he has served as a student senator within FSU’s student government association and is the current Pre Law Society President. He is heavily involved within Greek Life at Florida State and hopes to use this program to bring greater knowledge to the Greek system as well as his campus in general on sexual assault, awareness, prevention and sexual empowerment.
Lauren is a senior at the University of South Florida, majoring in Criminology and a minor in Political Science with goals to obtain a Masters degree in Political Science and to attend law school. She has a full athletic scholarship to play on the USF Varsity Women’s Tennis team and next year she will be returning as the assistant coach. Lauren is active with the PACE Center for Girls and is developing a mentorship program between USF Athletics and PACE. Lauren played three years on the professional tour prior to attending college. During that time, she traveled to many unique and fascinating places, and participated in numerous Pro-Am tennis fundraising and tournament Kid’s Day events. During her time at USF, she has been named to the Big East All Academic Team, USF Athletic Director’s Academic Achievement List, and awarded the ITA Scholar Athlete Award for three consecutive years. She also is a tutor in a number of subjects and this past summer, completed an internship with the Sixth Judicial Circuit. She is deeply committed to promoting positive change in communities and embraces the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
Rachel is a junior year at Nova Southeastern University, majoring in Finance and a minor in Psychology. She was exposed to service and volunteerism at 11 years of age and has been committed to it ever since. From street clean-ups to fundraising, teaching, and even city government—she has done a little bit of everything. Rachel knew when she entered into college she would want to join an organization that shared her passion for her doing for others”. It was her love for her community that prompted her to join Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, as well as Student Government, Multi-Cultural Affairs and Spiritual Life on campus. Rachel also has the distinguished privilege of being a Presidential Fellow with the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. Rachel strives to be a part of something as well as purposeful. This is why her search for projects includes those that require the need for change and development, or like the Florida Collegiate Consortium, which will make a difference in the lives of others.
Roci is a second year student at the University of West Florida, majoring in Political Science and Pre-Law with a minor in Art. Her interests include playing harmonica, painting, reading, ice hockey (which she played for a few years as a right winger), cooking, and traveling. She has served as the county secretary for Best Buddies for two years, and by partnering with Villa Lyan alternative schooling, has been able to volunteer and fundraise for a special summer camp program for mentally challenged children. One of her favorite charities is Big Brothers Big Sisters where she gets to spend time with my “little” Brianna. She is active in the Student Government Association as a Student Assistant and a Senator on the Finance Committee. She also serves as a member of Homecoming Spirit Squad. Roci is a long-time vegetarian and volunteer with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and PETA. Her first language was Spanish, but since then she has learned English, ASL, Mandarin, and French. A passionate writer she has had many of her poems published, and recently published her first novel titled, Maire and the Monster, with Publish America. In her downtime she loves to take pictures.
Florida Collegiate Consortium Advisory Board Members
- Judge Raymond Gross, Chair
- Rafaela Amador Carlisle
- Dr. Susan Dellinger
- Brent Gordon, J.D.
- Mike Griffin
- Paul Gross, J.D.
- Ernest Hooper
- Dena Leavengood
- Dr. Tracy McPhail
- Kim Northup
- Dr. Norrine Russell
- John Streitmater
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