Sexual misconduct and gender based violence prevention and education cannot exist in a void. How we develop and construct our social lives — including our norms, beliefs, expectations, boundaries, and communication skills — all affect and intertwine with our culture’s understanding of sexual misconduct and gender based violence. In order to dismantle these scripts our approach must be multi-faceted.
“We are not immune from the culture we are trying to change.” – Dorothy Edwards, Alteristic
By understanding the culture, we aim to meet our campus community where they are. We offer an array of prevention programming to engage students, faculty, and staff to examine their lives and increase their understanding of accountability and care for others.
This training is designed to introduce faculty, staff and students to the Green Dot bystander intervention training. It provides a brief overview of the skills learned in the full Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training.
As River Hawks, we have the responsibility to do something to prevent or stop a situation from worsening. This five-hour workshop will provide students with an overview of interpersonal power-based violence and a variety of opportunities to practice bystander intervention techniques with peers. Register for bystander intervention training as an individual or as a student organization to learn more about what you can do and how you can do it to help others in a time of need. “The right thing to do is the thing you can do.”
Sexual Citizenship and Practicing Consent
This program is dedicated to creating a safe environment to dialogue about healthy sexuality and sexual relations. It has been created so attendees feel empowered to start defining what they want and how best to effectively communicate that to a future or current sexual partner. Audience members will go through a skill-building workshop to establish communication styles and how best to assert and establish boundaries with a partner(s).
This program provides information about aspects of healthy relationships, conflict resolution skills and role-play scenarios to help walk audience members through various skill-building exercises to increase communication skills amongst the people you are closest to.
The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion, developed by the OneLove Foundation, that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consists of viewing the film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by an OneLove-trained facilitator.
This is a film-based workshop created by the OneLove Foundation. It is designed to help students understand the impact of technology and social media on relationships and how it can be used to control a partner or disguise an unhealthy relationship.
EVERFI Online Modules
At Susquehanna University, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for all of our community members. We have partnered with EVERFI to provide trainings for new students that will help us all be informed on topics vital to achieving our goal.
Completion of these highly interactive and engaging EVERFI courses is required for all students of SU. New students receive an email at the beginning of their first semester with more information on how to set up their account and start their modules: AlcoholEdu for College, Sexual Assault Prevention, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Mental Well-Being for Students.