Programming


EVENTS

My Costume is Not Consent

Event to address stereotypes about sexual violence, in particular, it addresses the myth that some individuals are “asking for it” based on their Halloween costume choice.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion & the Counseling Center

Red Flag Campaign

The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s relationship.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion

AWARENESS WEEKS

It’s On Us Week of Action

The “It’s On Us” campaign was launched in 2014 by the White House in an effort to prevent sexual assault on college campuses by asking students to change their own attitudes and practice bystander intervention.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Wellness Ambassadors, Sexual Assault Student Educators, & the Counseling Center

Learn more here.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Sexual Assault Awareness week includes five days of programming to provide education about sexual violence, bystander intervention, consent, self-defense, and healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Collaborating SART Partners: The Counseling Center, Sexual Assault Student Educators, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Wellness Ambassadors, Housing, University Police Department, University Libraries, & many more!

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING

GS C.A.R.E.S. Training

GS C.A.R.E’s is an hour-long bystander intervention outreach presentation that is available by request to academic classes and student organizations. The presentation educates on the importance of being an active bystander and outlines practical steps for protecting targets of abusive behavior and preventing future violence.

Available online on-demand or live!

Email Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Gemma Skuraton at gskuraton@georgiasouthern.edu to book.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Wellness Ambassadors, Sexual Assault Student Educators, & the Counseling Center

GS C.A.R.E.S. Training

DOCUMENTARIES

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I Am Evidence

A film about the experience of sexual violence survivors following a sexual assault. The film provides information about the process of forensic exams as well as the need to process forensic exams quickly. Screenings of the film are available upon request.

Available online on-demand or live!

Email Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu to book.

Collaborating SART Partners: The Counseling Center & Sexual Assault Student Educators
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The Hunting Ground

A film about campus sexual assault available for screenings by request. It provides education about the experience of survivors and the importance of supporting survivors. Screenings are typically followed by a panel consisting of the SART chair/CC Assistant Director of Outreach & Community Engagement, Director of Student Wellness & Health Promotion, and Title IX coordinator to answer questions, discuss consent, bystander intervention, and resources.

Available online on-demand or live!

Email Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu to book.

Collaborating SART Partners: The Counseling Center, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, & Equal Opportunity & Title IX

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Sex Signals

Sex Signals has become one of the most popular sexual assault prevention programs on college campuses through its unorthodox, humor-facilitated and inclusive approach to examining our culture, sex, and prevention strategies like bystander intervention. Sex Signals is updated every six months to stay culturally relevant and regularly incorporates new teaching strategies based on best practices research from numerous fields of study.

Catharsis Productions


Sex Signals is offered annually during the second week of the Fall semester. It is mandatory for all First Year Experience Students.

Collaborating SART Partners: The Counseling Center, First-Year Experience, & many more volunteers!


Speak Up, Sing Out

Speak Up, Sing Out is a singing and dancing video contest to raise awareness about non-consensual pornography and cyber sexual harassment. Students submit videos of themselves singing and/or dancing to pre-selected songs. The videos with the most votes wins. The submissions and voting will occur virtually live via YouTube.



For more information contact SASE Advisor Jackie Mesenbrink at jmesenbrink@georgiasouthern.edu.

SART Collaborating Partners: Sexual Assault Student Educators

FUNDRAISERS

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Wear a Pair

Wear A Pair is a social media campaign and fundraiser leading up to and following Walk a Mile In Her Shoes to allow men with social capital, both on and off-campus, to demonstrate their support of survivors of sexual violence and provide education about sexual violence even if they are unable to attend the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes® event. Proceeds are donated to the local rape crisis centers. This event bridges the gap between the community and campus.

Collaborating SART Partners: the Counseling Center & Student Wellness & Health Promotion


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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an international program that aims to raise awareness and encourage communication about gender relations and sexual violence. Men throughout the campus and local community are invited to walk in red high-heeled shoes to draw attention to the issue. All proceeds are donated to The Teal House: Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. In 2019, we donated $7,000 to The Teal House: Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center.

Collaborating SART Partners: the Counseling Center, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Sexual Assault Student Educators, Wellness Ambassadors, Health Services, Housing, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Activities, Eagle Dining, & many more!


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Denim Day

Denim Day is a campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, what started as a local campaign to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence has grown into a movement. As the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.


https://www.denimdayinfo.org/


More information coming soon!

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotions & the Counseling Center


ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

Consent Consultations

A webinar designed to provide education on consent and bystander intervention. The webinar includes videos and interactive activities. Students are able to work through content at their own pace. Consultations are sometimes mandated by Equal Opportunity & Title IX, however, they are open to all students.

Email Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Gemma Skuraton at gskuraton@georgiasouthern.edu to book.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, the Counseling Center, & Equal Opportunity & Title IX

Healthy Relationships Consultations

A webinar designed to provide education on healthy relationships. The webinar includes videos and interactive activities. Students are able to work through content at their own pace. Consultations are sometimes mandated by Equal Opportunity & Title IX, however, they are open to all students.

Email Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Gemma Skuraton at gskuraton@georgiasouthern.edu to book.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, the Counseling Center, & Equal Opportunity & Title IX

Sexual Assault Student Educator Training

A comprehensive webinar covering sexual violence, bystander intervention, consent, resources, activism, and leadership development. Students who participate in the course gain a more in-depth discussion of sexual violence and ways to prevent sexual violence. Students may continue to become part of the Sexual Assault Student Educators to begin providing peer education about sexual violence.

Available online on-demand or live!

Contact SASE Advisor Jackie Mesenbrink at jmesenbrink@georgiasouthern.edu for details

Collaborating SART Partners: Sexual Assault Student Educators, the Counseling Center, & Student Wellness & Health Promotion


Sexual Harassment Consultations

A webinar designed to provide education on sexual harassment and bystander intervention. The webinar includes videos and interactive activities. Students are able to work through content at their own pace. Consultations are sometimes mandated by Title IX & Equal Opportunity, however, they are open to all students.

Email Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Gemma Skuraton at gskuraton@georgiasouthern.edu to book.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, the Counseling Center, & Equal Opportunity & Title IX

Stalking Consultations

A webinar designed to provide education on stalking and bystander intervention. The webinar includes videos and interactive activities. Students are able to work through content at their own pace. Consultations are sometimes mandated by Equal Opportunity & Title IX, however, they are open to all students.

Email Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Gemma Skuraton at gskuraton@georgiasouthern.edu to book.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, the Counseling Center, & Equal Opportunity & Title IX

WORKSHOPS

Creating Champions

A workshop designed to confront challenges due to gender norms while restructuring the concept of masculinity through mindful and intentional evaluation. More information can be found here.

Contact Dr. Mark Taracuk at mtaracuk@georgiasouthern.edu with questions or to schedule

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, the Counseling Center

One Love Workshops

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We have an ongoing partnership with the One Love Foundation and offer workshops with trained facilitators. These workshops are great for student organization training, team bonding, and class sessions. Facilitators are more than happy to hold a workshop during a class period instead of a faculty member canceling class.

Collaborating SART Partners: Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Wellness Ambassadors, Sexual Assault Student Educators, & the Counseling Center

Learn more here

Rape Aggression Defense System Women’s Basic Self-Defense

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The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally-certified R.A.D. instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Basic Physical Defense classes are offered at no cost to female-identified Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff.

R.A.D. is offered multiple times per year.

Collaborating Partners: University Police Department, Student Wellness & Health Promotion,& the Counseling Center

Learn more here

Last updated: 9/24/2020