Information Brochure on Bystander Intervention from The Ohio State University

Ohio State’s “Buckeyes Got Your Back” (BGYB) bystander intervention program aims to increase participants’ motivation to help, develop skills and confidence to respond to problems, promote safety and highlight campus and local resources.

Read through and possibly print the brochure by clicking below!

Two Peer Education Programs from Northeastern University

Every year, millions of Americans are effected by violence. They are our mothers and fathers, our sisters and brothers, our sons and daughters, and our friends. It is time we all do something to stop violence. The Center for the Study of Sport in Society offers two innovative programs that address violence prevention using the Bystander Approach:  Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) and Project Teamwork (PTW).

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SCREAM Athletes from Rutgers University

This program, based on the SCREAM Theater model but performing specifically for members of the athletic community, uses student athletes as peer educators to explore attitudes, beliefs, community standards, and aspects of the athletic culture that support the occurrence of interpersonal violence.

Check out their work by clicking on the link below.

Student Voices: Engaging students in campus prevention efforts

In this podcast Fatima Avellán discusses her experience as a student organizer against sexual violence, sharing her tips for how to effectively engage students on campus.  Fatima, a new student at the School of Social Services at the University of Chicago, was a Project S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Program Assistant who co-organized campus peer-education and crisis intervention programs. Learn more about how to engage students by listening below.

Prevention and Intervention of Interpersonal Violence through NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hosts a page on Violence Prevention of Interpersonal Violence. According to the NCAA, the athletics departments in schools have a responsibility to effectively addre犀利士
ss interpersonal violence and sexual assault among their athletes, coaches, and supervisors so that they can intervene in cases like sexual assault, hazing, harassment and abuse.

Click on view resource to check the violence prevention page and read their guide on addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence.

Sexual Violence Prevention for Greek Organizations

The Greek Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative is a collaboration between the Office of Health Promotion’s Respect program, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, and the four Greek Councils (IFC, ISC, NPHC, and MGC) to end sexual violence on Eagle Row.

This initiative based in Emory University contains three objectives and explains why it targets Greek Life communities.

Click below to learn more about Emory’s initiative and how Greek organizations can help end rape.

What are Colleges Hiding about Campus Sexual Assault?

In an article authored by Kayla Epstein from The Guardian, she and a couple of editors ask to hear from students attending the eighty-five schools under investigation for Title IX violations by the Department of Education, who want to share their experiences about their universities after a sexual assault on campus.  The article stated:

Since we are hoping to show what it’s like for a student to report a sexual assault on campus, The Guardian will use the responses for a separate article featuring excerpts of responders’ stories, to be published at a later date.

Click below to volunteer!

Media Backlash

This week there were a number of articles and stories in the mainstream news questioning statistics about rape, pointing out the disproportionate impact on women usually generated by NISVS and the White House report. Two of these articles are listed below:

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Skewed White House Crusade on Sexual Assault’ by Cathy Young through TIME;

Ashley Maier, in response to this media backlash in an email to the PreventConnect listserv, wrote:

I’m thinking about this in a number of ways:

  • Support – I’m reminded of what we’re up against and thankful for the support and community we provide each other in what can be the lonely world of sexual violence prevention.
  • Moving forward – I wonder how we can best move forward in this context, in this culture that questions whether sexual violence is really even a problem.  
  • Looking back – I look back at the advocates who have worked to highlight violence against women, to provide remedies, and to prevent it, for years and years and years. I try to remember that we have made progress and trust that we will make more. 

Prevention is possible. 

Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER)

Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. Run by a volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens.

For more resources by SAFER:

Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems: A National Study of Student Anti-Rape Activists

Title IX and Sexual Assault: Know Your Rights and Your College’s Responsibilities