On March 24, 2019, a group of more than thirty student-athletes came together to converse on the topic of how their upbringing in different regions of the United States and international regions have affected their reflections and experiences at CMU.
On Wednesday, April 11, the Plaidvocates hosted a BBQ in the center of Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to help raise awareness of sexual assault and relationship violence. The event was timed in conjunction with Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Week.
The Plaidvocates are a student-athlete run health and wellness program within the department of sports medicine at Carnegie Mellon University. In order to create a stable budget for the organization, the Plaidvocates are organizing a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of raising funds that can be used for workshops and events. In this video, a few of the Plaidvocates give their testimonials as to what it means to them to be a Plaidvocate, as well as why their organization needs the funds. Visit https://crowdfunding.cmu.edu/project/9747 for more information and to donate.
On Monday, September 5 the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation hosted a Sexual Assault and Dating Violence Prevention Workshop with more than 450 student-athletes participating in the four-hour workshop.