Department of Communication Studies

UNI SAVE

SAVEUNI SAVE (Students Advocating for Voices and Equality) is a student-led group that works to create conversations that explore social justice here at UNI and in the Cedar Valley. Our group seeks a more equitable environment, inclusive of all people, through activism and advocacy. We use dialogue, workshopping, storytelling, and performance to facilitate community engagement in social change. In addition to our performances and workshops we strive to pair with other organizations on campus and in the community to create a safer environment for all.

  • Recently we put on a workshop for over 600 first year students discussing some of the current issues we’re having on campus including LGBT acceptance and inclusion, racism awareness and prevention, and sexual assault awareness and support. We presented an awesome video by Senior Mason Greer depicting a typical act of racism on our campus to show that it is still very much a problem on college campuses and it definitely happens here.

  • Here are some of the different projects we are working on:

    • Condoms and Cookies! 

      • Working with Wellness Services & other organizations to provide free condoms and Insomnia Cookies to raise awareness about April- Get Yourself Tested Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    • Panther Bash! April 21st, 2-5pm
      • Hosted by NISG, SAVE will have a table at this event, providing sexual health information and playing condom games

    • Cedar Valley Friends of the Family!

      • Creating a film for 4th/5th graders about the topic of staying home alone, having a safety plan, and having these conversations with parents/guardians

    • #MarkAMicro Ribbon & Poster Campaign!

      • Bringing awareness to microaggressions at UNI and the language we use through physical displays of locations where these incidents have occurred on campus