Presentations, workshops, and training for safer students
The Office of Student Life offers workshops and presentations on drug and alcohol abuse, sexual violence, and other threats to personal safety, as well as how to handle these issues as an innocent bystander.
Students, faculty, and staff can request presentations and workshops throughout the academic year. We can also tailor a workshop to meet your needs.
It’s On Us is an engaging 90-minute presentation and discussion on consent, IU Sexual Misconduct Policies and resources, and bystander intervention. IOU is facilitated by SVPVA’s trained Peer Educators. This program is required for all first-year and transfer students at IU Bloomington. Students can look up and register for any workshop they would like on BeInvolved or they can wait to receive an email inviting them to a specific session based on their placement in the residence halls.
Relationships of all kinds – with friends, family members, classmates, roommates, and dating or romantic partners – can be tough to navigate! Request SVPVA’s Healthy Relationships presentation to learn more about how to build and maintain healthy relationships that work for you. This program can be tailored to include information about consent, unhealthy and/or abusive relationships as well, depending on the preference of the group requesting the program.
Students come to IU with a wide range of knowledge and experience with the topic of consent. The content of this presentation (which can be combined with any of the other presentation topics upon request) focuses on establishing an accurate and consistent understanding of consent in all different contexts. This program provides lots of opportunities for discussion and focuses on verbal AND nonverbal behaviors and alcohol consumption as they relate to consent.
There are professional resources available to support survivors of domestic, dating, and/or sexual violence at Indiana University. However, survivors will often disclose to a friend before they ever reach out to us, and we know it can be hard to know what to say. This program creates a space for discussing how to respond to disclosures of sexual misconduct from survivors in ways that provide support and protect the autonomy of the person who has been harmed.
There are various resources available for survivors in our community, and they all play different roles. Some of them are on-campus, and some are in Bloomington. Some of them are confidential while others are not. Some of them focus on reporting and investigation, while others focus on advocacy and support. Request this program (in combination with one or more other topics if desired) to learn more about each of them!
Red Flags & Rom Coms is a trivia game focused on examples of unhealthy or problematic relationships depicted in popular culture. Test your knowledge of popular rom-coms, TV shows, podcasts, and music while having a discussion on how what we see and hear in popular media impacts cultural norms and our ideas about relationships!
This program explores the way various aspects of our culture allow, and sometimes even encourage, sexual violence. We’ll tackle questions like: How do the messages and ideas we see and hear about every day from a young age impact our behavior and our actions toward others? How do our ideas and beliefs (even subconscious ones) about gender, race, and sexual orientation influence the rates at which different people experience sexual and domestic violence? Finally, we’ll explore the ways in which systems create barriers for members of marginalized communities who are seeking help.
In Their Shoes is a character-driven, perspective-taking activity where participants explore the experiences of students with different identities who have been impacted by various forms of domestic, dating, and/or sexual violence. These fictional stories are informed by very real events that take place on college campuses every year. In Their Shoes provides an in-depth examination of how rape culture, power dynamics, heteronormativity, and several ‘isms’ can impact a student’s college experience. This intensive 2-hour program is intended for audiences that already have a foundational understanding or awareness of these issues and is not suitable for all groups. SVPVA will always have a Confidential Victim Advocate in attendance for this program in case any student needs support.
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