What other actions will the University take to prevent sexual offenses, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking?
The University will have education programs for incoming students and new employees plus ongoing campaigns for student and faculty designed to promote awareness and prevention of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking. Those programs will provide information about the following: the University’s prohibition of sexual offenses, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking; how to file criminal complaints; relevant definitions used in the criminal process, including the definition of consent; safe and positive options for bystander intervention whenever there is a risk that a sexual offense, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking will occur; risk reduction and strategies to avoid potential attacks; and warning signs of abusive behavior.
The University will also provide information about the following: disciplinary procedures and sanctions, including protective measures it may impose; procedures for survivors to follow; how the University will protect a survivor’s confidentiality including when a crime might be reported if a victim is unwilling or unable to make a report; services available both on and off campus for survivors; and options and assistance in providing accommodations to survivors, regardless of whether a report is filed with campus or local law enforcement.
More information about specific prevention and education initiatives can be found below. For more information about these programs and/or to suggest other programming, contact Wellness & Health Promotion at email@example.com or (206)296-2593, or stop by Student Center 380. We encourage all community members to get involved in making our campus safer for everyone!
Think About It: All new students are required to complete an online course called, “Think About It.” This program communicates our expectations and policies related to sexual misconduct. Additionally, it provides incoming students an opportunity to examine the importance of their role as a bystander in realistically preventing incidents of sexual misconduct.
Green Dot: A comprehensive strategy to communicate the norms in our community that 1) violence will not be tolerated and 2) everyone has a role in changing the culture. Green Dot offers regular skills based trainings to help students recognize and effectively respond in proactive ways.
One Love: Seattle U works with our national partners at the One Love Foundation to address relationship violence on campus. Empowering students to foster healthy relationships.
Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC): Students in HAWC are certified peer health educators who host educational programs on campus and are available for private individual consultations.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM): April each year is SAAM and we take this opportunity to support survivors of sexual violence in our community, educate ourselves, and take an honest look at the work still to be done on campus. Previously we’ve hosted film screenings, community forms, etc.
Take Back the Night: An annual event at SU and around the country to raise awareness of sexual violence, educate, and promote its prevention. This event features a march around campus and a survivor speak out.
Clothesline Project: This awareness program makes visible the presence of violence in our community in a way that cannot be ignored. Annually, these t-shirts are hung on a clothesline around campus and at Take Back the Night.