Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention Programming

Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention Programming at UGA

Last Updated: October 2017

 

Presented by: UGA’s Office of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP)
Nature of Program:  Multiple awareness and prevention programs addressing sexual and relationship violence including, without limitation:  Introduction to IPV, Consent 101, Healthy Relationships, Domestic Violence Escalation (One Love), How to Support Survivors/How to Help a Friend , How to Be Trauma Informed and available resources; RSVP-facilitated discussion groups on topics relating to sexual or relationship violence available on request. 
Available to:  All University community members                                           
When/How Often Presented:  Awareness/educational campaigns presented throughout the year, particularly during Nat'l Domestic Violence and Nat'l Sexual Assault Awareness Months Knowledge/skills-based educational and prevention programs conducted in classrooms, residence halls, for student organizations and elsewhere on campus a where specific need for programming is identified or upon request.
To schedule a program contact:  RSVP at (706) 542-7206 or 706-542-8690

 

Presented by: UGA’s Office of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) and Health Promotion Department
Nature of Program: Survivor Support Group for student survivors of sexual and/or relationship violence.
Available to: All University Community members who are survivors of interpersonal violence
When/How Often Presented: Once Weekly
For more information contact: Caron Hope, chope@uhs.uga.edu, 706-542-SAFE

 

Presented by: UGA’s Office of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) and Health Promotion Department
Nature of Program:  Active Bystander intervention training (WatchDawgs) which includes: definitions of bystander and bystander intervention; decision-making model (motivation to intervene); barriers to intervention; skills to intervene (3 “D’s” techniques: Delegate, Distract, Direct); group discussions of bystander intervention scenarios; availability of resources
Available to:  All University community members                                      
When/How Often Presented:   Upon request and as needed in response to reports/complaints of sexual violence within the University community
To schedule a program contact:  Health Promotion Department at (706) 542-8690

 

Presented by: UGA’s Health Promotion Department
Nature of Program:  HAVEN Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention on-line module
Available to:  UGA students.  As of Fall 2014, required for all in-coming first-year and transfer students under the age of 23.
When/How Often Presented:  Available online; required completion during first six weeks of incoming students’ arrival on campus
 To access the HAVE module contact:  Health Promotion Department at (706) 542-8690.

 

Presented by: UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office (EOO)
Nature of Program:  HAVEN for Employees
Provides information on understanding and preventing sexual misconduct, as well as how to appropriately respond to sexual misconduct and be aware of available support resources. Outlines the mandatory reporting obligations of a “responsible employee,” which is defined to include, without limitation, all faculty, instructors, administrators, and managers.  Discusses the reporting obligations of Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under the Clery Act. 
Available to:  All UGA Employees
When/How Often Presented:  Available on-demand during certain periods of the year 
To access the HAVE module contact:  Go to https://eoo.uga.edu/everfi/faculty-staff or contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (706) 542-7912

 

Presented by: UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office (EOO)
Nature of Program(s): Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy & Student Sexual Misconduct Policy (SSMP) training -  An interactive, introductory course that explains the practical applications of the policies, the reporting responsibilities of University employees and discusses case studies.   Topics covered include: to whom and in what contexts the policies apply; definitions of sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence and stalking; what to do if you have knowledge that sexual harassment/sexual misconduct may be occurring; what to do if a student discloses sexual harassment/sexual misconduct; and EOO procedures for responding to and/or investigating sexual harassment and sexual misconduct reports.                                               

 Other training topics include:

  • Understanding sexual consent at UGA
  • UGA's sexual assault response protocol for University employees
  • What to do if you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted

Available to:  All University community members
When/How Often Presented:  NDAH Policy & SSMP training is offered 6-8 times per calendar year at UGA’s Training and Development Center (open to all faculty and staff).  The policies are also presented to in-coming first-year students during orientation.  NDAH Policy, SSMP, and other trainings are conducted for faculty, staff and students as needed in response to any NDAH Policy or SSMP complaint or investigation.  All EOO trainings are available upon request to all University community members.
To schedule a program contact:  EOO at (706) 542-7912