Education and Prevention

Seattle University is engaged in several education and prevention programs, including those listed below.  For more information about these programs and/or to suggest other programming, contact Wellness and Health Promotion at wellness@seattleu.edu 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.
  • It’s On Us: An national awareness campaign that Seattle U regularly participates in - designed to emphasize the importance of individuals in taking action to keep community members safe from sexual violence.