There are many opportunities available on campus for students, staff, and faculty to learn more about sexual and relationship violence. One of the best ways to deepen your understanding of these issues is to get involved in a group, committee, or event that addresses some aspect of these issues. You will meet others who are committed like you, hone skills, develop a broader understanding, and contribute to improving the campus environment.
Education and Training
If you are part of a club, organization, or Cornell community that could benefit from a presentation or workshop, consider the following:
- Cornell Health’s Skorton Center for Health Initiatives provides education and training about sexual violence and related issues for students, staff, and faculty. Contact the Program Director for Sexual Violence Prevention for more information.
- Intervene is a 20-minute online video that includes brief scenarios demonstrating ways in which student bystanders can successfully intervene in problematic situations. Seven different situations are addressed, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence (emotional abuse), hazing, alcohol emergency, emotional distress, and bias. An in-person 60-minute workshop provides an opportunity for students to view the video with others and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance. For information contact Laura Santacrose, Assistant Director of Cornell Health’s Skorton Center for Health Initiatives.
- The Women’s Resource Center provides programs to students and staff on a variety of issues.
- The Title IX office can provide training on reporting, staff and faculty obligations when a student discloses, and other reporting issues related to bias and discrimination.
- Cornell Police Crime Prevention Unit and public safety outreach programs and services are available to the entire Cornell community.
- The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, in addition to providing direct service, has been a long-standing leader in raising awareness, promoting individual and community safety, and providing outreach programs related to sexual and relationship violence.