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RespectCon 2017! March 31-April 1!

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Check out the amazing program!

Registration is now open until March 31st:

Scholarships are available for Emory and non-Emory students - email Michele Passonno ( for more information!


Pre-Conference Summit (for professionals only) is on Friday, March 31, 2017.

The 5th Annual RespectCon is on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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Full program coming to the website soon!


(Group photo after 2016 Pre-Conference Professionals Summit)

Our Mission

RespectCon aims to end violence on college and university campuses. Established in 2012, the conference regularly draws more than a hundred attendees from across the country to Emory University in Atlanta, GA. It is the only annual meeting dedicated to addressing sexual violence through social justice informed approaches and collaboration.

Why should you attend?

RespectCon is a space to connect with other colleagues, professionals, and students in the movement to end violence on college campuses. The conference allows you to present new programs, learn what student activists on other campuses find successful, explore the profession of campus anti-violence work, and much more. Above all, RespectCon offers a network of social justice advocates, accomplices, and collaborators from across the country that will help you create powerful change within your campus.

Who can attend RespectCon?

Everyone is a stakeholder in this work to end violence. Therefore we seek a diverse group of presenters, speakers, and attendees who can stimulate the atmosphere and create an effective dialogue on violence prevention on college campuses. Undergraduate students, professional students, graduate students, faculty members, and professional staff on college campuses or in organizations working with campuses are all encouraged to submit proposals and/or attend! RespectCon is not just a conference; we hope to build a community of scholarship for this issue.

What if I have questions?

If you have any additional questions or are interested in becoming involved with RespectCon, please contact Wanda Swan, Director of the Respect Program, at or 404-727-7388.