Preventing Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Stalking
We take an intensively collaborative approach to violence prevention at WSU. We believe that everybody can help address sex- and gender-based violence, including sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Our efforts will only be effective when we work together as a community.
In addition to providing education for students, best-practices in violence prevention recommend clear policies with consistent enforcement, trauma-informed response and services for victims, and extensive community involvement.
In alignment with these recommendations, we:
- Collaborate with our University Title IX Coordinator to assist with climate assessment and policy review.
- Advocate to include student perspectives and concerns into prevention and response efforts.
- Collaborate to offer law enforcement training around response and investigation of these crimes.
- Provide training for the University conduct board.
- Serve as consultants for student-led initiatives to prevent violence.
Since 2011, WSU has participated in the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. Ongoing efforts to address sex- and gender-based violence are outlined in our 2014 Progress Report.
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Education and programs for students
Every new, undergraduate student completes two required education programs to help students understand University policies, consent, resources for victims, reporting options, and bystander intervention options.
We provide ongoing bystander intervention training for students through our Green Dot program.
Students can also request a program on a specific violence prevention topic of interest for their living group, student organization, or event.
Get involved with violence prevention
Nobody has to do everything, but everybody can do something, big or small, to help make our campus safer. How would you like to contribute?
- Print a flyer or poster to display showing your support for victims of violence.
- Request a poster to promote services for victims and survivors of violence.
- Participate in programs or presentations in our CougSync calendar of events.
- Be familiar with relevant policies and resources.
- Subscribe to receive updates about violence prevention efforts and how you can get involved.
- Volunteer with us.
Resources for Victims and Survivors