How SESC was Created

The process of transforming the Sexuality Education Studies Center into a tangible reality did not rely on merely a few voices. Student voices and faculty allies can have an extraordinary amount of power when they use their resources and connect to a shared passion.

  • Word of mouth has had a remarkable impact in shaping and funding the center. The Move in Miami initiatives are a product of networking. The first event in 2017 aimed to encourage 75 donors but easily reached 84 and these donors contributed a profit just shy of $2,000. The second Move in Miami this past August yielded a total donation total of $1,126 from 18 donors who agreed that purchasing condoms was important. 
  • Prior to SESC actually being approved by Miami University, a fifth-year student in graphic design happened to be working on her capstone project on periods. After consulting with Richelle on her project, Meghan Canfield agreed to help the center with identity by creating our logo. She then highlighted the center in her capstone presentation. See how her academic experience and volunteer spirit combined in an awesome final project.
  • Sam Waller has a strong interest in writing policy, especially in intersecting sexuality and disability. She was tasked in her Disabilities Studies to create a meaningful final project. She used this interest to connect with the center who then introduced her to alum, Sara Hazelton, at the Cincinnati Center for Autism. After researching, reading, conversations with staff and administration at CCA, Sam authored a full report including foundational policy for a sexuality education program. Sam believes policy can bring about change which is a hopeful ideal coming from an undergraduate college student...who is now an alum!