Prevention and Education

Each year, there are multiple education and prevention initiatives that take place in the campus community. The list of initiatives includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Large group meeting followed by small group discussion on sexual assault, prevention, and resources during new undergraduate orientation;
  2. Online tutorial for incoming undergraduate and graduate students prior to starting classes that covers bystander intervention as well as University rules, regulations and resources regarding sexual misconduct;
  3. Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy in Health Promotion;
  4. New position of Men's Health Coordinator in Health Promotion;
  5. Regular training for students serving as residential peer leaders (RPLs);
  6. Collaboration with student groups for many events, including Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Take Back the Night, the Clothesline Project, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month;
  7. Comprehensive passive education programs, through websites, social media, and print media;
  8. Online training for faculty and staff about preventing and reporting sexual harassment;
  9. Ongoing training about sexual violence for staff in Health Services and in Counseling and Psychological Services;
  10. Ongoing sexual violence training for staff and community members involved with processing, investigating, or resolving complaints of sexual misconduct;
  11. Sexual Assault Peer Educators program (SAPE) through Health Promotion, which promotes bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention; based on a nationally recognized, evidence-based model, SAPE peers provide programs for a broad range of student groups, including first-year units, Greek houses, athletic teams and other student groups;
  12. Party Manager training, required of all students hosting social events, includes a bystander intervention component.