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If you are not using Google chrome, please scroll down!                                                                                         Southern Connecticut State University's Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS) has a variety of educational programming on sexual misconduct (sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation), affirmative consent, and bystander intervention.


NOT ANYMORE ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

NOT ANYMORE (sexual violence prevention and awareness education) is a free online course that is required for all incoming new and transfer students.  Please note that any student may take NOT ANYMORE.  Be empowered and help us to end sexual violence!  Take NOT ANYMORE! If you are interested in taking NOT ANYMORE or would like further information please contact Catherine Christy at 203.392.6946 or christyc1@southernct.edu.


UPCOMING EVENTS AND REQUESTABLE PROGRAMS

All students of Southern Connecticut State University are welcome to attend the programs listed in the Upcoming Events section.

We are happy to meet with your residents, class, or student club/organization with any of the below requestable programs, or create one tailored to the needs of your audience.  

We require at least two weeks' notice to present a program.

If you would like to request a program, please download and fill out a program request form here. Send us an email with your completed form attached, along with any questions, to vpas@southernct.edu (203.392.6946)

 

 Upcoming Events!  

 

10th Annual Red Flag Campaign
 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
 Join us in our efforts to raise awareness of the warning signs of dating violence, components of healthy relationships, how to help a friend and how to positively impact our community!   
  
Visit with us at one of our interactive informational tables! 
 Make a Red Flag! Free giveaways! Chance to win one of three prizes (drawing on 12/12!)
 *iPad Mini       *SCSU Sweatshirt    *$25 Gift Card to DD

 

 Red Flag Campaign Poster  Red Flag Campaign Poster

 Red Flag Campaign Poster

 

Red Flag Campaign Table

Tuesday, October 1st

2 PM - 4 PM

Neff Hall 

 

Red Flag Campaign Table 

Wednesday, October 2nd

11 AM - 1 PM

Adanti Student Center Plaza

 

Red Flag Campaign Table 

Thursday, October 3rd

11 AM - 1 PM

Engleman Rotunda

 

Red Flag Campaign Table 

Monday, October 7th

11 AM - 1 PM

Adanti Student Center Plaza

 

Red Flag Campaign Table 

Tuesday, October 8th

11 AM - 1 PM

Engleman Rotunda

 

 

Red Flag Campaign Table

Monday, October 14th

11 AM - 1 PM

Engleman Rotunda

 

Red Flag Campaign Table

Tuesday, October 15th

4 PM - 5:30 PM

Schwartz Hall

 

Red Flag Campaign Table

Wednesday, October 16th

11 AM - 1 PM

Adanti Student Center Plaza

 

Red Flag Campaign Table

Monday, October 21st

3 PM - 5 PM

Hickerson Hall

 

Red Flag Campaign Table

Tuesday, October 22nd

11 AM - 1 PM

Engleman Rotunda

 

Oh, No! How Did That Get On Snapchat? 

Wednesday, October 23rd

11 AM - 1 PM

Schwartz Hall

You can make a difference! Stop by this table and learn information on what sexual exploitation is, in particular, non-consensual pornography and ‘revenge porn,’ how to take a stand against it, and resources available. Free giveaways and chance to win prizes! 

 

Red Flag Campaign Table 

Thursday, October 24th

11 AM - 1 PM

Adanti Student Center Plaza

 

Netflix and No Chill: Consent Program

Thursday, October 24th

4 PM - 6 PM

Chase Hall

What is consent? Consent is informed, enthusiastic, and necessary. This interactive discussion focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and respect. Discussion focuses on definitions of consent, when consent cannot be given, “yes means yes” education.

 

Red Flag Campaign Table 

Monday, October 28th

11 AM - 1 PM

Hickerson Hall

 

Red Flag Campaign Table

Tuesday, October 29th

11 AM - 1 PM

Engleman Rotunda

 

Red Flag Campaign Table 

Wednesday, October 30th

11 AM - 1 PM

Engleman Rotunda

 

 Requestable Programs:

Presentation and Tabling Programs

Sexual Violence: Does Identity Matter?

In order to end sexual violence against ALL people we must address the complex circumstances and risk factors that leave some people more at risk than others and recognizing the unique barriers that certain people face when coming forward. This program will explore the complexities of sexual violence in communities of color and LGBTQ folks. 

What's Love Got to do with It? 

This workshop explores the dynamics of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships and allows students to identify behaviors in relationships that could be considered “red flags,” how to intervene safely, and reporting and support options.                                                

What  in the World is VPAS?

An overview of what VPAS’s services are and how students can access VPAS. Learn how you can get involved with the Center’s work and utilize our advocacy and educational services!  

Cute or Creepy: Understanding Stalking 

Does your favorite movie display signs of stalking? Learn the signs of stalking and examples in popular culture. Discussion includes definition of stalking, statistics, and reporting and support options. 

Oh, No! How Did that Get on Snapchat? 

You can make a difference! Learn information on what sexual exploitation isin particular, non-consensual pornography and ‘revenge porn,’ how to take a stand against it, and resources available.  

What Would You Do? Bystander Intervention Strategies 

Have you ever seen someone who needed help, but you didn’t know how to help? How do you think you or your classmates would react if they someone who needed help? Request this program to find out that most SCSU students WANT to help, RESPECT those who do help, and you will also get the SKILLS to help safely

Netflix and No Chill!

What is consent? Consent is informed, enthusiastic, and necessary. This interactive workshop focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and respect. Discussion focuses on definitions of consent, when consent cannot be given, “yes means yes” education.                                                              

Be Empowered! Know Your Rights 

Do you know your reporting and support options for sexual misconduct? This program is an overview of reporting options and advocacy and support services available to Southern students. This program also offers some insights on ways of offering support to your friends who are survivors.

What Were you Wearing? Why Were you Flirting? Do We Live in a Rape Culture?

Do we really live in a rape culture? Sometimes it can be difficult to see. This workshop has lots of examples, and you will have an increased ability to identify and change behaviors that contribute to sexual assault and other types of sexual misconduct.

It Was just a Pat on the Butt!

Students will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, reporting options and support services, and ways to safely intervene.    

 

Tabling Program Only

I Choose Campaign Tables

The VPAS Center is supporting CCADV’s “I Choose” campaign which is focused on engaging men to make positive life choices that don’t involve violence. Together, we are working towards educating men about making good life choices: “I Choose respect;” “I Choose not to normalize violence towards women;”   “I Choose to take a stand against domestic violence.”

This table can be requested throughout March

 

 Take Back the Night Promotional Tables

The VPAS Center invites you to stop by to learn about Take Back the Night, an event dedicated to providing an empowering space for survivors of sexual violence. Information will also be provided on sexual violence, affirmative consent, support, and resources. 

This table can be requested throughout April 

Red Flag Campaign Tables  

The Red Flag Campaign is a bystander intervention campaign is designed to raise awareness and help to prevent dating and domestic violence! Visit a table and create a flag to be displayed around campus!

    This table can be requested throughout October.

 

Presentation Programs Only

Escalation

The One Love Foundation’s powerful, emotionally-engaging film-based workshop educates about relationship violence and empowers students to recognize and intervene to help others. “Escalation” illuminates the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship. It makes relationship abuse personal, causing participants to ask “What can I do to change this?”

Relationship

Jeopardy

College takes relationship issues to the next level, and this game takes the conversation there too. Our Relationship Jeopardy workshop utilizes a fun, competitive game to educate and test student’s knowledge about healthy relationships, relationship diversity and more.

 

 

For information on the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Program, which is sponsored by University Police, please click here.

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