EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The College assists students and employees in creating an environment that supports intellectual, social and personal growth promoting health and safety. These education programs include primary prevention, risk reduction and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees to promote the awareness of sexual and interpersonal violence.

These education programs include: a statement that these crimes are prohibited at the College; definitions of consent, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the College’s jurisdiction; safe and positive bystander intervention when there’s a risk of one of those incidents; information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and avoiding potential attacks; and information about disciplinary procedures.

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Sexual and interpersonal violence includes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex discrimination and sexual harassment. The various programs and trainings offered by the college/university are described below:

Awareness Programs, primary, prevention and risk reduction programs

• Training and skits during new student and family orientation related to sexual and interpersonal violence;

• Training for all athletes and coaches during annual compliance meetings regarding sexual and interpersonal violence;

• Training for Services to Aid Families advocates about Title IX and the options and remedies available for victims/survivors;

• Training for hearing officers, Title IX Committee, Residence Life and Housing and University Police related to trauma-informed and victim centered approaches and collaboration of services for victims/survivors;

• Sexual violence prevention/response and bystander intervention training for officers and leaders of registered student organizations, including Greek organizations and club sports;

• Peer Educator training related to sexual and interpersonal violence, including identifying behaviors and reporting. In addition, Peer Educators can also participate in the Services to Aid families Train the Trainer program and present the following topics to our community: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking;

Information sessions for students and employees sexual and interpersonal violence, including identifying the behaviors and reporting;

• MyStudentBody® Sexual Violence Component All first year and transfer students are required to complete the MyStudentBody® online, web-based health site that promotes healthy behaviors and responsible decision making at the individual and student body level. The Sexual Violence component covers such concepts as identifying an act of sexual violence, bystander intervention and resources for seeking help

• One Love Foundation Escalation Program 

Participants screen a feature film and participate in a workshop discussion group led by a campus facilitator trained by One Love.  After the film, the facilitator guides students through a meaningful discussion about relationship violence, the warning signs of an abusive relationship and how this relates to their lives and their campus.

• R.A.D Rape Aggression Defense Contact University Police for more information. 

• Information tabling in the Marano Campus Center and at events related to sexual and interpersonal violence; and

• Bulletin boards, use of social media and programs in the residence halls.

• Workshops offered by Services to Aid Families that are open to all students and employees, including athletes, classroom presentations, greek organizations, residence hall students and student leaders: 

• In Their Shoes (1 hour minimum) “…In Their Shoes" is an engaging way to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships with young people.... Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationships and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.

• In Their Shoes (1 hour minimum) “…In Their Shoes" is an engaging way to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships with young people.... Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationships and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.

• Warning Signs in an Unhealthy Relationship feat. Reviving Ophelia (45 min. minimum)  Open discussion based on clips from the film Reviving Ophelia about two young girls and their developing relationships. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about warning signs in an unhealthy relationship and also learn how to identify these warning signs in their own relationships.

• Consent Workshop (45 min. minimum) Various methods, videos, and discussion prompts used to help participants talk about and understand affirmative consent.  Workshop can be altered to reflect the needs/interests of the group.

• Statistics Guessing Game (30 min. minimum) An interactive activity which will allow participants to learn current national statistics around domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and more. Can be focused on specific groups per request of the group. 

• Gender Norms in Society (45 min. minimum) Guided group discussion about the gender norms imposed in our lives every day. Workshop will examine pop culture, media, language, and more. Uses videos and interactive activities to engage the group in these issues and how to dismantle them. 

•Why I Stayed Discussion (45 min. minimum) This discussion uses the Private Violence film clip “Why I Stayed” to explore the many reason why it is often difficult to leave an abusive relationship. The discussion can also examine victim-blaming in our society and how pervasive it actually is. 

 •Sexual Assault Overview (45 min. minimum) This workshop can be altered for any group’s needs. An overview of sexual violence, definitions, facts and stats activities, consent videos and activities, the forensic rape kit and victim/survivor rights, victim blaming, what to say to a victim/survivor, etc.

 •Normalizing Sexual Violence (1 hour minimum) Based on the Research of Amber Morczek, this presentation will be a discussion about rape culture, current trends in the media and mainstream pornography that promote sexual violence, and the impact on young people and adults, and more. 

Bystander Intervention

Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Campaigns

  • It’sOnUs.org pledge days at least once a semester;

  • SUNY affirmative consent definition posters;

  • Toilet Talk bathroom reader;

  • Street Outreach: Peer Educators talk to students about sexual and interpersonal violence, identifying the behaviors and how to report;

  • Emails to students and employees in our community; and

  • Maintain the Title IX website to provide up to date policy and procedures.