Consent 101

Is “no means no” enough? Is consent really just a cup of tea? This module looks at the history, foundational tenants, and legal framework for affirmative consent. Taught by subject matter experts in social dynamics and sexuality, this course gives students a thoughtful and empowering approach to a complex topic.

Students will learn:
  • The history of affirmative consent
  • What consent looks like in everyday situations
  • Why consent is good for everyone

Bystander Intervention

While widely praised bystander intervention is often misunderstood and poorly executed. This course explains the core concepts students need to become active “upstanders” with easy to understand and execute tools and helps to dispel myths and clarify what an upstander can do and when to seek additional help.

Students will learn:
  • What it means to be an “Upstander”
  • The AEIOU Approach to Upstanding
  • Resources and responsibilities in Upstanding

Your Reporting Options

What do you do if you are a victim of violence? Whether harassment, stalking, or assault you have options. Various reporting options are presented in this course, how to seek help, and making sure you choose the path that is right for you.

Students will learn:
  • Victimization is NEVER your fault
  • How to ask for help
  • Your options in reporting and finding resources

Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol

Drugs of all kinds, including alcohol, are often present in college life. Pretending that they don’t exist or that sex and intoxication doesn’t happen will not help. You will explore why sex, drugs, and alcohol don’t mix and what to do if you see someone who is vulnerable.

Students will learn:
  • Why consent and intoxication don’t work together
  • The legal and physical dangers
  • How to be active creating accountable communities of consent

LGBTQ Survivors

Being LGBTQ+ as an additional layer of barriers to getting help and support as a victim of sexual and domestic violence. This course clarifies common misconceptions about LGBTQ survivors and creating supportive systems for victim resources.

Students will learn:
  • The problems faced by being LGBTQ and a survivor
  • Facts and statistics around this vital issue
  • How find resources and validation as an LGBTQ survivor

The Ins and Outs of Retaliation

What is retaliation? What does it look and feel like? Retaliation is one of the greatest concerns that students make when reporting. Various aspects of retaliation are explored in this course, how to identify it, and ways to report and address it.

Students will learn:
  • Identifying retaliation
  • The effects of retaliation
  • How to respond to retaliation

What is a Healthy Relationship?

Relations can be complicated and knowing what you should tolerate and what you should avoid can be confusing. This course on "Healthy Relationships" looks at what makes a relationship healthy versus unhealthy and what to do if you need to leave an abusive situation.

Students will learn:
  • What a healthy relationship looks and feels like
  • Effective communication and boundary setting
  • What to do if you are unsafe

Male Survivors

More often than not, the image that is portrayed of survivors of interpersonal violence is of women and girls, with boys and men left out. In this course students learn the reality of male victimization, supporting male survivors, and getting help as a survivor are explored.

Students will learn:
  • How men and boys are impacted by interpersonal violence
  • How to be an ally to male survivors
  • Getting support as a male survivor

Cultural Aspects of Consent

Is consent universal? For many students their college’s guidelines and requirements around affirmative consent may seem confusing or strange. The reality is that for many these are new perspectives on relationships and sexuality that contradict what they grew up with. This course looks at how culture, gender, and social scripting influence how we understand consent.

Students will learn:
  • How to address consent when culture becomes a factor
  • How to respond to rejection
  • How to say "NO"

What to do if Someone is Hurt

Who is a student most likely to disclose trauma to? Their peers. Having this in mind it is vital to make sure that fellow students know what to say and do and how to help a friend in need.

Students will learn:
  • How to support a friend who disclosed to you
  • What to say/do and what not to
  • How and when to reach out for further support

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