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   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), consent, and bystander intervention.


The VPAS Center accepts ongoing donations for new toiletries for the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services' emergency safe houses. Click here for more information.                                                                                                                                                              Gotta Ask. Gotta Get a Yes. Gotta Listen. Owls get affirmative consent; it's the right think to do. Owls flock together to end sexual violence.


 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 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 email with your completed form attached, along with any questions, to: 

                                                             Vpas@southernct.edu                                                                                                                                                                203.392.6946 

 Upcoming Events:  

Red Flag Campaign Informational Tables:

Tuesday, October 3 from 1pm to 3pm in North Campus                                                                                              Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and the Dept. of Residential Life

Thursday, October 5 from 1pm to 3pm in Hickerson Hall                                                                                                      Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and the Dept. of Residential Life

Monday, October 9 from 11am to 1pm in Farnhall Hall                                                                                                      Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and the Dept. of Residential Life

Thursday, October 12 from 1pm to 3pm in Engleman Rotunda

Tuesday, October 17 from 1pm to 3pm in Wilkinson Hall                                                                                                                                                                                     Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and the Dept. of Residential Life

Thursday, October 19 from 1pm to 3pm in Chase Hall

Saturday, October 21 from 1pm to 5pm in TBA                                                                                                                                                                                          Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and SCSU Athletics

Monday, October 23 from 11am-1pm in West Campus                                                                                                Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and the Dept. of Residential Life

Tuesday, October 24 from 1pm to 3pm in ASC Plaza

Wednesday, October 25 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in Neff Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and the Dept. of Residential Life

Tuesday, October 31 from 1pm to 3pm in Schwartz Hall                                                                                                       Cosponsored by the VPAS Center and the Dept. of Residential Life

Requestable Programs : 

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.

It's On Us Festivals      

Festival with interactive games, prizes and information on violence prevention. 

    This is a tabling based program.

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.  

   This can be a tabling program.

It's On Us: Stand Up Against Sexual Exploitation     

Discuss what sexual exploitation is, how to take a stand against it, resources available.

   This can be a tabling program.

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.                   This can be a tabling program.
What You Need to Know About Sexual Misconduct      A general overview of sexual misconduct definitions, consent, prevention, how to help a friend, reporting options and support services.                                                                                       This can be a tabling program.
Yes, No, Maybe: Making Sense of Consent     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.                                                              This can be a tabling program.
Interpersonal Violence Prevention     How do we prevent interpersonal violence? What can we do about sexual misconduct and other forms of interpersonal violence? Learn three perspectives of violence prevention: Primary Prevention, Bystander Intervention and Risk Reduction.                                         This can be a tabling program.
Know Your Rights and Options      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 can be a tabling program.
It's On Us: Changing 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.                             This can be a tabling program.
Know the Facts: Sexual Assault     Students will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, reporting options and support services,  and ways to safely intervene.                                                   This can be a tabling program.
It's On Us: Supporting Survivors     1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault while in college. This program offers some insights on ways of offering your friends who are survivors support and resources.                                                                                                   This can be a tabling program.
VPAS 101      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!                                                                                                                                               This can be a tabling program.
Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence     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, LGBTQ folks, survivors with disabilities, and survivors who identify as men. This program is also available as a population-specific program, upon request.                                                       This can be a tabling program.
The Makings of a Healthy Relationship      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.                                                 This can be a tabling program.
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.
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?”


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

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