Support Peers In Laid-back Listening held a benefit concert last Friday to raise money to help raise awareness of their program on campus this year.
SPILL president Jessica Cook said she hopes to use the money raised to promote the group and sponsoring events on campus.
“We hope to be able to invite a guest speaker on campus this year,” Cook said. “The profits will go toward paying for that and marketing tools to get our name out there.”
Cook said the main goal of SPILL this year is to make the name recognizable to everyone on campus. She said SPILL also plans to work with other groups on campus such as RHA and the Pride Resource Center.
SPILL, a national organization which started at UW-Madison came to UW-Whitewater last semester. UW-Whitewater is one of ten schools in the country and three schools in the UW System which has a SPILL program. UW- LaCrosse also has SPILL on their campus.
The program allows students to vent, or spill, anonymously about everyday issues such as relationships, school, family and finances. Students will receive non-judgmental feedback within 24 hours from student supporters who have experienced similar troubles, Cook said.
Students interested in spilling or joining SPILL can visit the group’s website, www.spillnow.com.