Prevention Efforts

Each year, there are multiple education and prevention initiatives that take place for the campus community. The list of current and planned initiatives includes, but is not limited to:

  • “Preventing Sexual Harassment” online training for faculty, staff, and second year graduate students;
  • UMatter initiative’s Respect Matters programming, website, and social media applications promoting prosocial bystander intervention skills and healthy choices;
  • Strength in Coaching on Relationships, Respect, and Equality (SCORRE) for varsity athletes;
  • Men’s Allied Voices for a Respectful and Inclusive Community (MAVRIC) discussion group, programming, and blog for campus community members;
  • Alcohol.Edu online alcohol education course that incoming freshmen must complete prior to starting classes;
  • Talking to Your Student About Making Good Decisions letter to parents of incoming students, providing education and resource information related to sexual misconduct, high risk drinking and academic integrity;
  • Annual Title IX resource letter to students, faculty and staff;
  • Annual training for students serving as residential college advisers;
  •  “Legal Aspects of Supervision” training for staff;
  • Sexual harassment prevention semi-annual classroom training for new Facilities/Services employees;
  • Ongoing training for staff, including, “Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts!”
  • Permanent posting of confidential resources and reporting options in every campus restroom;
  • “The Way You Move” freshman orientation performance and debrief;
  • SHARE Peer Programs in eating clubs, in residential colleges and with high-risk groups;
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month programming;
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming;
  • UMatter Now bystander mobile website;
  • Sexual harassment briefing to recreational sports club leaders;
  • STEP UP! pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program for student athletes;
  • Ongoing awareness raising and education through social media, listservs and websites;
  • Partnerships with Womanspace, Inc.; the Mercer County Sexual Assault Response Team; and the relevant municipal police departments.