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Sexual Misconduct Training, Prevention and Education

Training

Prevention and Education

The University recognizes that the prevention of sexual misconduct, including but not limited to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, is important.

The University offers educational programming to a variety of groups such as: campus personnel; incoming students and new employees participating in orientation; and members of student organizations. Among other elements, such training will cover relevant definitions, procedures, and sanctions; will provide safe and positive options for bystander intervention; and will provide risk reduction information, including recognizing warning signs of abusive behavior and how to avoid potential attacks.  

The University also provides education through many forms, such as educational programming, campus and community events, and electronic and hard copy educational resources.    

Prevention and educational programs available, but are not limited to:

  • RAD (Rape, Aggression, Defense): active self-defense program
  • Self-defense and safety presentations by University staff
  • On and off campus community education programs
  • SAFE Team: campus safety escorts provided by UCM Public Safety
  • EVERFI Sexual Assault Prevention online education for students
  • EVERFI Sexual Harassment and Discrimination online training for employees
  • It’s On Us
  • Sexual Misconduct Training for Athletes
  • Educational programs and sexual misconduct training presented by UCM staff to students and employees
  • New student and employee orientation presentations
  • Awareness campaigns and events presented by various offices, departments and schools throughout the year, which include, but are not limited to:
    • Bystander intervention and risk reduction
    • Gender-based violence education, prevention and support
    • Empowerment of men
    • Advocacy resources
    • MeToo Survivor Speakout
    • Social justice projects
    • Educational fairs
    • What were you wearing? Art Exhibit
    • Various activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    • Women’s Empowerment Summit
  • University Health Center:  
    • Medical services and assistance 
    • Well-woman exams:  discusses safety, healthy sexuality and relationships 
    • Crisis intervention and medical advocacy
    • Medical treatment plans, follow ups and referrals for sexual assault
  • Health Promotion:
    • Green Dot:  Provides bystander training, prevention, education and overviews to campus and community members.  
    • UCM Partners in Prevention (PIP)
    • CCoRC (Community Coalition of Responsible Choices)
    • Coordinates several campus and community efforts to promote a safe campus environment. Staff in Health Promotion present educational trainings on topics such as bystander intervention skills training, alcohol refusal skills, alcohol harm reduction, and sexual assault prevention for men and for women.
  • UCM Counseling Center:
    • Mental Fitness (online and in person sessions): healthy relationships
    • Educating on healthy communications and sexual communications
    • Intervention and prevention education during clinical sessions

These prevention and education programs are created in consultation with local, state, and national sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking victim advocacy, victim services, or prevention organizations, and local law enforcement.

To learn more about prevention and educational resources, or to become involved in prevention or bystander education, please contact the Title IX Coordinator for additional information.

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