Prevention, Education and Awareness

Prevention, Education and Awareness

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND EDUCATION

The University of Michigan - Flint provides comprehensive prevention and awareness education to all incoming students, staff and faculty on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These primary prevention programs include bystander education information, information on consent, applicable state and local laws and campus policies, and risk reduction strategies for individuals and communities.

Prior to arrival on campus, students complete an Everfi sexual assault education module, an online educational requirement for all incoming graduate students that addresses relationship violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and stalking. For more information on this program visit the Sexual Assault Prevention Module at https://www.umflint.edu/osccr/student-conduct-and-community-standardsIn-person programming is made available annually in September/October to all incoming students.

 Training includes:

  • primary prevention information addressing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
  • bystander intervention education
  • sexual harassment information, including workplace harassment
  • definition of consent for University of Michigan and relevant information on consent in the state of Michigan
  • State law pertaining to dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • information on risk reduction
  • information on resources available on campus to address these issues
  • information on campus expectations and values

Workshops are offered, and designed, to promote healthy relationships and building students’ skills in communicating about interests, needs, and desires in sexual or intimate relationships. Additionally students, faculty and staff are offerred opportunities to participate in a bystander education program that reinforces bystander intervention skills.

Beginning in Fall 2018, first year and transfer students also receive a peer-delivered, interactive sexual violence prevention (including bystander education) workshop in the first semester on campus. This workshop is designed to promote healthy relationships and building students’ skills in communicating about interests, needs and desires in sexual or intimate relationships.

A new online module for faculty and staff provides information about maintaining a respectful, inclusive and equitable working and learning environment free from sexual harassment and misconduct. “Cultivating a Culture of Respect: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Awareness” is mandatory for all UM-Flint employees. [https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=46215]

Haven Training for Faculty and Staff is currently available for all members of the UM-Flint community and is accessible at https://shib.everfi.net/login/default.aspx?id=umichfacstaff.
 
ONGOING EDUCATION AND AWARENESS PROGRAMS

Throughout the year, CGS’s professional staff make available and provide culturally relevant professional training and educational and awareness programming to faculty, professional staff, and student staff, and students on a variety of issues related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. CGS’s volunteer groups and professional staff deliver a wide range of culturally relevant educational programming and skills-training workshops for the entire campus community. Programming available includes, in part, Bystander Intervention Education, Sexual Violence Certificate Program, Leadership and Healthy Masculinity Certificate Program, Peer Education Series, Women Crush Wednesdays, Queer Thursdays, The Clothesline Project, Family Fun Events, etc. A full event calendar is available by visiting CGS event listings at https://www.umflint.edu/cgs/events.

The Institutional Equity Speciality may provide ongoing training and education to University of Michigan faculty, professional staff and students on issues related to sexual misconduct and stalking, and staff reporting responsibilities. For more information, please visit: https://www.umflint.edu/hr/institutional-equity.