Safe Office Crew (SOCs)

Need Help?

If you or someone you know may have been a victim of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking, please know there is immediate support available to you.

Support can be obtained 24 hours a day/7 days a week, from Safe Office professionals at 336.758.5285. If you are concerned about a potentially life-threatening situation, please contact WFU Police at 336.758.5911, or 911.

For additional information about seeking medical assistance and emotional support, as well as important contact information, see Get Help.

Who we are

The Safe Office Crew is a group of undergraduate and graduate students from across campus who are dedicated to promoting healthy relationships and sexual assault prevention at Wake Forest.

As a peer education group we strive to promote change, teach about consent, and raise awareness around sexual assault, dating violence, and all forms of interpersonal harm.

For more information about joining the SOCs email Bethany Miller at millerb@nullwfu.edu

To learn more about the PEERs program and other PEERs education groups, visit the Office of Wellbeing page

What Do We Do

Sexual Assault Prevention and Education

  • Conduct sexual assault awareness and prevention programs for all incoming students during Orientation
  • Organize Tie a Yellow Ribbon Week our annual campus-wide Sexual Assault Awareness Week happening each February
  • Sponsor campus-wide programs to educate students on topics of healthy relationships, consent, and sexual assault
  • Partner on community events related to survivor support and violence prevention
  • Sponsor annual programs during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) in partnership with the Safe Office

Safe Office Crew training

SOCs members take the CNS 253 course to become nationally certified peer educators and explore program development, mental health and interpersonal violence awareness, diversity and inclusion basic frameworks, public health theory, and much more alongside other PEERs. Those interested in SOCs can take the course before or after joining SOCs.

The SOCs Executive Board oversees all functions of SOCs including education and programming and advocacy efforts.

History

Formerly PREPARE

The Safe Office Crew was formerly known as PREPARE, Wake Forest’s oldest chartered student organization. PREPARE has been a foundational organization at Wake, starting as an advocacy group of students in the 1980s who accompanied other students to the hospital after experiences of sexual assault when there was no Safe Office or professional staff to hold this crucial role. The legacy and advocacy of these students undoubtedly led to the foundation of the Safe Office and awareness building on our campus that sexual assault happens within our community. We continue to honor the history of PREPARE and many of their historic programs remain part of the Safe Office and the SOCs.