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Roslyn Gowens, M.Ed.

Roslyn Gowens (she/her) has many titles: friend, sister, traveler, and educator. She professionally identifies as an emerging leader in the area of justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity (JEID). She has a passion for speaking, facilitating, and designing programs that help break down barriers of JEID. Roslyn's experiences and areas of interests are focused on the holistic fraternity and sorority member experience, domestic and sexual violence based prevention and education, helping individuals identify their "why", and building team dynamics that are conscious and effective for their greater purpose.

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Roslyn was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and she currently resides in Washington, DC where she serves as the Fraternity and Sorority Advisor at George Washington University (GW) - overseeing the Interfraternity (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC), and Multicultural Greek Councils (MGC). She also serves as the advisor to the GW Panhellenic Council (PHA) Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Board. Prior to working at GW, Roslyn served as the Fraternity and Sorority Advisor at Western Carolina University (WCU) where she worked with PHA and NPHC. Before WCU, she served as a Case Manager at Helpmate Inc. where she focused on violence prevention education, adolescent sexual assault screenings, and court advocacy.

After gaining full-time experience, Roslyn returned to WCU to receive a Master's of Education with a focus in Higher Education and Student Affairs. During her graduate experience, she was able to work in leadership development, academic advising, and classroom instruction. Roslyn also earned her Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Political Science at WCU.

Areas of Focus: Power & Privilege  |  Implicit Bias  |  Inclusive Language | Engaging in Difficult Conversations | Conflict Resolution | Healthy Relationships | Sexual Violence Prevention  |  Hazing Prevention | Educating in the Virtual Space  |  Culturally-based Organization Support

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