Sexual Misconduct:
Education and Prevention

  • Students participate in sexual assault prevention educational programming during Orientation via skits led by Orientation Assistants.
  • All new students, both first year and transfer, are required to take an online sexual assault and alcohol education training program by Campus Clarity called "Think About It."
  • A prevention program involving both a skit and structured discussion (When a Kiss is Not Just a Kiss) occurs the first weekend that new students arrive on campus each semester.
  • The Health Promotions Office provides a victim information postcard with information to new students in each student’s mailbox. All new students also receive an emergency card with phone numbers. Other information about sexual assault is available to all students at the Sexual Assault Focus on Education (SAFE) webpage:
  • Each semester Greek Peer Educators design and facilitate a workshop on sexual misconduct and healthy sexual relationships (as a part of the New Member Workshop Series) for all students who are new to the fraternity/sorority community. Each year roughly 200 new members participate in this mandatory education series.
  • Many students receive educational information about sexual assault through residence hall programs, through Health Guard (peer health education) and Pathways Peer Advocacy programs, and as participants in student-organized events such as Sexual Violence Awareness Week and Take Back the Night. Multiple faculty members teach about sexual misconduct in their classes.
  • Student leaders and new students on our campus have participated in bystander intervention training (Stand Up!) since fall 2009; this training often includes scenarios of suspected possible sexual misconduct.
  • A Campus Advisory Committee on Campus Security comprised of students, faculty, and staff interested in reducing campus sexual assault meets regularly to discuss methods of educating our community, to review policies and procedures, and to work to prevent sexual misconduct on our campus.
  • Educational stickers listing emergency contact information for victims are posted in all residence halls.