The SAB Initiatives Committee is responsible for the selection, planning, promotion, and presentation of an annual lecture series, aiming to bring diverse speakers to our campus that are capable of informing and empowering students, faculty, and staff.  Additionally, the committee is responsible for recognizing the diversity of East Carolina University by collaborating with various student organizations in an effort to unite and celebrate these different cultures through activities and events.

For more information please contact Promotions Chair: Kelsey Sandford at 

SAB Initiative Committee Meetings take place every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in MSC Room 114

Speed Dating: Speed dating will take place February 9th at 7 p.m. in the MSC Social Room. Participants will get to interact with other students in hopes of making a connection.  

Sex Signals: Sex signals will take place February 10th at 7:15 p.m. in Hendrix. An interactive program designed to get audience members involved in recognizing how to deal with bystander intervention and gender situations.

Roommate Roulette: Roommate Roulette will take place February 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the MSC Great Rooms. There will be a panel discussion that allows students to ask any questions they might have about dealing with roommates on and off campus.


February 8, 2016 1pm to 9pm Mendenhall Great Rooms 

What is the Tunnel of Oppression?   

The Tunnel of Oppression (TOO) is an interactive event that strives to highlight contemporary issues of oppression in order to foster discussion on inclusive community. The event originated as a diversity program in 1993 at Western Illinois University, has since expanded to campuses nationwide, and serves to introduce students to concepts such as power, privilege, and oppression.   Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various rooms that focus on a particular social justice issue with an assigned tour guide. While the situations encountered may make some uncomfortable, the Tunnel is designed to engage emotions and make participants think critically about what is experienced in the room. The scenes that take place in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.