'Sex Signals' event to explore beliefs about dating, interactions, consent

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students and members of the Penn State community are invited to "Sex Signals," a free, interactive, often-humorous exploration of beliefs, behaviors and gender stereotypes related to dating and sexual interaction at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center.

A two-person team of trained educators from Catharsis Productions will go through several semi-improvisational scenes, including one that depicts a rapist describing a rape. The program reaches out to people who have mislabeled coercion as consent, with the hope of changing behaviors and encouraging bystander intervention.

As a result of its reputation in the higher education community among both students and administration, Sex Signals has been performed more than 3,500 times at colleges and universities of all sizes and has been seen by more than 1 million students worldwide. Sex Signals was awarded Speaker of the Year from Campus Activities Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Women Students and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, which are units in Penn State Student Affairs, and funded in part by the Student Activity Fee through the University Park Allocation Committee.

Last Updated April 19, 2017