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Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

Who We Are

Group ShotThe Office of the Dean of Student Affairs provides resources, education and training around issues of sexual violence.  Meadow Davis, Associate Director of Student Affairs, serves as the Advisor to the Student Sexual Misconduct Board.  Ms. Davis, along with a group of dedicated student leaders, work to develop an array of programs that focus on sexual violence prevention. 

The goal of this group is to create a safe and open environment in which discussion of issues surrounding sexual violence is encouraged and ongoing.  Resources and programs educate the community about the realities of sexual, dating and relationship violence.  This work is supported by the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention, a working group on campus that is made up of representatives from  different student groups.

Meadow DavisMeadow Davis, Associate Director of Student Affairs and Advisor to the Student Sexual Misconduct Board, has been at Bowdoin since December of 2006.  She began her time at Bowdoin as the Director of the Women's Resource Center, where she spent two years working with women's groups on campus.  She then moved to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, where she now devotes much of her energy to sexual violence prevention.  She Chairs the Sexual Misconduct Resource Team, Co-Chairs the Alcohol Team and works closely with Safe Space, V-Day, ASAP, BMASV and V-Space.  Meadow's office is located on the second floor of 24 College Street and she can be reached by email at mdavis1@bowdoin.edu or by phone at 721-5189.

Jay GreeneJay Greene, Class of 2013, hails from Baltimore, Maryland.  Jay is majoring in Government with a Visual Arts minor. In addition to her work at College 24, she is the Co-Leader of V-Day, a Head Proctor in Residential Life, and a member of the Athletic Council.   In addition, Jay is a V-Space facilitator, and a member of the Hip-Hop dance group, Obvious.  Jay is especially interested in using the College House system as a platform for cultural change on Bowdoin's campus and takes advantage of her position with Residential Life to foster an environment that encourages cross-gender friendships and to sponsor events that promote safe drinking.  She enjoys having multiple positions on campus that intersect so that she is able to look at student life from different perspectives and connect her interest in relationship health and sexual violence prevention.

Janki KaneriaJanki Kaneria, Class of 2014, is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia. Janki is planning on completing a double major in Art History and Anthropology. Besides working for Meadow, Janki is also the Co-Leader of RAKE and Bodyspeak, and is a member of Safe Space. She choreographs for Anokha, and mentors at a local public school through a program called ‘Falcon Friends.' Janki enjoys the opportunity to explore and improve the relationship culture at Bowdoin.

Raven-Seymore JohnsonRaven-Seymone Johnson, Class of 2013, is from Chicago, Illinois.  Raven is a Sociology major, who is completing her pre-med requirements as well. She is the House Manager for the African American Society and is a member of Safe Space. Her goal is to help change the way the Bowdoin community thinks about sex and sexual violence by promoting engaging and positive directional talks about sex and helping to change the views that people have about it.

Georgia NowersGeorgia Nowers, Class of 2012, is from Toronto, Canada.  Georgia is completing her self-designed Educational Psychology major with a Math minor.  In addition to her work at 24 College, she is a Peer Health Educator, a volunteer teacher and the leader of the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention. Georgia works to increase awareness and discussion about sex and continued consent in long-term relationships. She also helps to facilitate more open discussions about female sexuality.

Lizzy TarrLizzy Tarr, Class of 2012, is from New York City.  Lizzy is a Biology major with a minor in Art History. On campus, she works with the Student Museum and Arts Collective and is a Peer Health Educator. Lizzy especially enjoys the collaborations with many other groups that this job provides and has focused on bringing the concept of dating to the greater Bowdoin community through the creation of a "Blind Date" column in the Orient. 

Devin HardyDevin Hardy, Class of 2013, is from Millbrook, New York.  Devin is pursuing an Art History and Environmental Studies major with a Visual Arts minor.  She is also part of the Campus Planning and Design Committee, a trained V-Space facilitator, an Out-Ally, a representative for the Eco-Athletes and has led surfing Pre-Orientation trips for incoming First Years.  Devin also plays Varsity Women's Lacrosse.  Devin enjoys the opportunity to informally instill a positive culture around sex and dating and getting to design and organize large scale programming that promotes healthy relationships.  She is looking forward to working with the first year class to promote healthy, safe and empowered behavior so that they educate the students who follow them.

The Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) is an umbrella organization made up of representatives from many different groups on campus.  The groups include Peer Health, the Athletic Council, BMASV, Safe Space, V-Space, V-Day, Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance (BQSA), Class Councils, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG), Peer Health, Women's Resource Center (WRC), African American Society, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Spirituality Group and the Inter-House Council. These groups work in partnership to create an atmosphere on Bowdoin's campus where all students know how to communicate in sexual situations, look out for each other, intervene when necessary, and feel encouraged to have healthy and safe relationships.

Safe Space is a campus organization dedicated to the support of survivors of sexual violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, child sexual abuse, and rape. Safe Space offers survivors an opportunity to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. We also offer continued support throughout the healing process. Members of Safe Space are trained by professional counselors from Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM). Members can be reached through campus mail, e-mail, or via telephone to answer questions and to provide support to survivors, their family, friends, and anyone else affected by sexual violence.

Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence (BMASV) is a group of male Bowdoin students who actively fight to help end sexual violence on campus.  We strive to educate and raise awareness about sexual violence in a variety of ways, most signficantly through holding facilitations for all male athletic teams and all males living in College Houses.  A few of the important issues we tackle in these facilitations inlcude consent, being an active bystander, and homophobic language.  We work in partnership with Safe Space, V-Day, and V-Space to create a safer and healthier sexual environment on campus.

V-Day is dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of sexual violence against women and girls, at Bowdoin College and worldwide.

V-Space is a group of Bowdoin students who facilitate conversations around dating, sex and relationships with different groups of women across campus, including all women's sports teams.

The Sexual Misconduct Resource Team brings together the many offices and individuals whose work pertains to sexual violence prevention.  This committee works on issues related to sexual violence on Bowdoin's campus including policy and procedures, support and resources, education and prevention, assessment and communication.

The members of the 2011-2012 Sexual Misconduct Resource Team include:

Margaret Hazlett, Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Mary Pat McMahon, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Residential Life

Kate Stern, Director of the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Melissa Quinby, Director of the Women's Resource Center

Whitney Hogan, Coordinator of Health Education

Sandra Hayes, Director of Health Services

Shelley Roseboro, Counseling Center Senior Staff Clinician

Ryan Sullivan, Football and Softball Coach

Adrienne Shibles, Women's Basketball Coach

Matthew Frongilio, Class of 2013, Safe Space 

Jessica Greene, Class of 2013, V-Day 

Stephen Bayer, Class of 2012, Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence 

Kathleen Mathews, Class of 2012, V-Space

Antonio Watson, Class of 2012, Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance 

Georgia Nowers, Class of 2012, Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention

LaTasha Ball, Class of 2012, African American Society 

Maximilian Staiger, Class of 2013, Inter-House Council 

Tessa Kramer, Class of 2013, Bowdoin Student Government