The Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education Office (SHARE) of Princeton University and the Interclub Council (ICC) officially announce the formation of a collaborative pilot called the SHARE Council for Eating Clubs (SCEC), an interclub council, for the 2019-2020 year. The purpose of the SCEC is to foster relationship building between SHARE and the eating clubs and improve consistency of SHARE trainings within the clubs, with the overall goal of keeping the Street safe.
The launch of the SCEC is an extension of the existing SHARE Peers liaison program, started in Fall 2012 to assign each eating club a SHARE Peer point of contact for information, awareness, resources, and prevention strategies. The new SCEC offers a platform for the coordination of these liaisons in a more permanent, collaborative structure, with the goal of improving interclub dialogue and cooperation for SHARE-related initiatives.
With the new structure, each eating club will be represented by either a SHARE Peer club-member (if the club has an existing SHARE Peer in the membership), or by the pairing of a SHARE-office assigned liaison and their undergraduate president. The SCEC will be led by the SCEC Chair, Matthew Merrigan ’20 (The Ivy Club), as a modification of his prior role as Vice President of External Development, SHARE Peers. 2019 marked a great year for eating club representation among SHARE Peers, and the ICC is excited to pilot the SCEC and hopefully continue the trend of involvement across every club.
“The SHARE peers and SHARE staff are so excited about the launch of this new program. After observing that some clubs didn’t have SHARE Peer representation, while others had large numbers of peers, I proposed the idea of a structural solution. I believed a new initiative to address this gap was needed with the explicit purpose to foster closer and long-lasting relations between SHARE and the Street. The SCEC has started to do just that: it creates a space for open conversation between the SHARE Office and all of the clubs by design. SHARE peers and staff are thankful to the ICC for being so open to this initiative. I personally cannot wait to see the outcomes of growing the synergistic relationship that will hopefully last for many years to come.” – Matthew Merrigan, SCEC Chair
“The SHARE Council for Eating Clubs is an exciting expansion of the existing SHARE/Interclub Council relationship. The organization offers a space for regular conversation about SHARE matters Streetwide, led by those students best suited within the club system. We look forward to furthering a strong partnership with SHARE through the SCEC and hope to see an increase in club member awareness of the program in the coming years.” – Meghan Slattery, Interclub Council Chair
For more information on the SHARE Council for Eating Clubs, or ideas on initiatives, contact:
- Matthew Merrigan ’20 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meghan Slattery ’20 – email@example.com