The Student Services Finance Committee approved the eligibility of Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment allowing them access to funding from student segregated fees Monday.
PAVE is a student organization at UW-Madison dedicated to preventing sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking through education and activism.
PAVE does not require students to pay any fees as a condition of membership.
After approving PAVE’s eligibility, SSFC listened to the eligibility hearing of the Campus Women’s Center.
Brooke Barnhart, CWC finance coordinator, said CWC seeks to eradicate ideologies that perpetuate sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism and all other forms of structural oppression.
“We work toward this by providing a variety of support services, educating the campus community on feminist issues and serving as a resource and referral center for all students,” Barnhart said.
The CWC does not require students to pay fees as a condition of membership, as they are committed to keeping their services and resources accessible to all students on campus, Barnhart said.
“Keeping our services completely free ensures that all UW-Madison students regardless of socioeconomic class can have access to our services,” Barnhart said.
Samantha Adams, CWC outreach coordinator, said CWC hosts a variety of events that focus on empowering women.
About 5 to 6 times a semester, CWC hosts an event called the Condom Crawl and set up tables in residence halls and dining halls to distribute safe sex information and supplies.
SSFC will approve CWC’s eligibility during their next meeting Thursday night.