The University is committed to primary prevention to prevent incidents of sexual misconduct before they occur wherever possible. These efforts include raising awareness, providing education and training programs, and providing campus safety initiatives including police and security patrols. For more information about campus safety initiatives, please visit the University Police Department website.
At the individual level, there are practical strategies for reducing risk of sexual misconduct, but it is important to note that no strategy can fully eliminate the risk of sexual misconduct, and that it is never your fault if you are sexually assaulted or otherwise harmed by sexual misconduct.
Education & Prevention Programming
The Office of Title IX Initiatives is always striving to provide educational and prevention programming throughout the school year. During the summer months, we focus heavily on training members of our community that are on campus in Title IX and our role as an office within the university.
Check out the schedule below for upcoming events & programs as well as to download the most current calendar!
Spring 2020 Programming
Upcoming Events & Programs
- Mar 4 Green Dot Overview Talk for Students| 7:30pm to 9pm, RSVP for Location - firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the link below! The Green Dot overview talk is a 1 hour training that introduces the basic elements of bystander intervention as well as some skill building activities to engage participants in immediate action.
- Mar 10 Green Dot Bystander Training for Students| 1pm to 4pm, RSVP for Location - email@example.com or follow the link below! Green Dot bystander training is 5 hours and comprised of alternating components of brief lecture, individual reflection, small group interaction and high energy activities. It is designed with the bystander lens as the central frame of reference and guided by the question “What does the participant need to know in order to increase the likelihood of effective proactive and reactive bystander interventions in response to interpersonal violence?
- Mar 16 Self Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange | 12pm to 1pm | Danforth Conference Room Officers from our CMU Police Department will be conducting a Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) training program in the Danforth Conference Room on Monday, March 16th from 12 – 1pm. National Self-Defense Institute, Inc. S.A.F.E. Program Purpose 1. To prevent crimes of violence in our communities through programs of education and training, focusing primarily on awareness and prevention; 2. To educate people about realistic options that will help them avoid, escape, and survive assaults if they do occur. Additional Details The program is an educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention – that provides individuals with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. Teaching that "90% of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction, and avoiding confrontation; and only 10% is physical," and focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, S.A.F.E. provides participants with solid public safety-awareness information to incorporate into their everyday lives. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, we have 30 spots available for this initial session. Please wear comfortable clothes as this session will allow you to practice physical techniques.
- Mar 21 Green Dot Bystander Training for Faculty & Staff| 11am to 4pm, RSVP for Location - email@example.com or follow the link below! Green Dot bystander training is 5 hours and comprised of alternating components of brief lecture, individual reflection, small group interaction and high energy activities. It is designed with the bystander lens as the central frame of reference and guided by the question “What does the participant need to know in order to increase the likelihood of effective proactive and reactive bystander interventions in response to interpersonal violence?
- Mar 30 Finding Your Voice | 5pm to 6pm | Danforth Conference Room Title IX and CaPS bring you a joint presentation on assertiveness and communications. This interactive discussion will cover helpful tips, potential barriers and how cultures can play a role in being assertive.
- Apr 2 Health Promotion's Sex + Substance Use | 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Danforth Conference Room Fun Fact - sex under the influence usually leads to bad sex! Let's talk about the side effects alcohol has on the body, what low-risk drinking looks like and how it can effect your sexual activity.