Gender Based Violence

Presented by our S.O.S. peer advocates

Are you a Courageous Bystander? Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened…yet getting involved felt too risky? A "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive behaviors, statements, or attitudes. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma.
This human continuum exercise will help participants identify or clarify their own beliefs and values related to sexual assault, sexual harassment & sexual abuse as they consider and discuss a variety of both provocative and common college sexual scenarios. Students will learn what their peers think about when behavior crosses a line. Traditional myths about sexual assault will be de-bunked.
How do you ask for consent? Talking about sex can be scary, but it’s essential to be sure that your behavior is safe & legal. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun and interactive exercise. Learn about verbal & nonverbal red flags, and learn pathways to mutually respectful sexual encounters.
Learn more about Intimate Partner Violence in this interactive simulation, where participants will be placed in a dating situation and asked to make some crucial decisions. Will you stay? Will you go? To whom can you turn? Participants will explore what makes a relationship healthy, unhealthy, or abusive; learn how to help a victim; and become familiar with resources available to students regarding relationships.

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Presented by our M.A.N. peer facilitators

*Note: These programs run longer than 50 minutes and cannot be condensed.  If you have questions, contact Jo Sampson, via email:

Members of M.A.N. are trained facilitators of the dating violence prevention program, One Love's Escalation Workshop.  The Escalation Workshop is the catalyst for the One Love Movement – it is 90 minutes long and consists of a 40 minute film (educate) followed by a 40 minute guided discussion (empower) geared towards helping students understand the warning signs of abuse, while also promoting healthy relationships. These pieces are followed by a 10 minute activation piece, directed at students who want to start the conversations in their own community by getting involved.  Check out Team One Love @ Udel, or email Jo Sampson for more information about the workshop.

In this program, students will learn about the dominant stories associated with traditional notions of masculinity, and pressures associated with being a “real man.”

Program Request:

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 Download a copy of our Gender Based Violence program descriptions