In an effort to reduce the risk of sexual misconduct as well as the crimes of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence occurring among its students, the college utilizes a range of campaigns, strategies, and initiatives to provide awareness, education, risk reduction and prevention programming.
It is the policy of the College to offer programming to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault (including stranger and known offender assaults) and stalking each year. Educational programs such as Campus Clarity training and workshops are offered to raise awareness for all incoming students on the risk reduction of dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual assault/misconduct as well as bystander intervention, consent and drug and alcohol awareness training. Training for incoming students and new employees is conducted during new student and new employee orientation. These programs and others offered throughout the year include strong messages regarding not only awareness, but also primary prevention and discussion of institutional policies on sexual misconduct as well as the State of Texas’ definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and consent in reference to sexual activity.
Programs also offer information on risk reduction that strives to empower victims, how to recognize warning signals and how to avoid potential attacks, and do so without victim-blaming approaches. Throughout the year, ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns are directed to students and employees, including faculty, often taking the form of emails, guest speakers and events.
Available workshops include:
- Consent: Treat it Like a Cup of Tea
- Dating Violence
- Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention
- Every 15 Mins: Preventing the Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medications
- Step Up!: Bystander Intervention
- Talk About It: Bystander Intervention
- Talk About It: Drugs
- Talk About It: Drinking and Campus Culture
- Talk About It: Partying Smart
- Title IX: What You Never Knew You Needed to Know
For more information about workshop schedules, call 254-299-8443.