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Advocacy and Prevention

Prevention

At Butler University, we believe that the prevention of sexual misconduct is everyone’s responsibility. All new students who enroll at Butler are asked to complete the U Got This! course prior to the start of their first semester, which ensures all community members have the chance to explore the critical issue of consent, the role bystanders can play to shape a culture that does not support sexual misconduct, and the specifics of campus policy. Ongoing educational efforts including campaigns, workshops and events are coordinated within student organizations, residential communities, and the general student body throughout the year by various departments on campus.

Butler University is also an active member of the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault Campus Consortium and has committed to a rigorous strategic planning cycle to assess and evolve sexual violence prevention and response efforts informed by research. Learn more about the ICESA Campus Consortium.

U Got This! Online Course

U Got This is an online program that invites all new Bulldogs to join Butler’s ongoing conversations on consent, healthy relationships, sexual violence prevention and response, stalking, and bystander intervention. While the topics are heavy, the course is engaging and accessible. By taking U Got This, students will have the opportunity to solve real life problems and learn about Butler’s policies and resources. Taking this course ensures that every new Bulldog has some baseline knowledge on these critical topics upon joining our community.

The U Got This course for undergraduate students is delivered through three 10-20 minutes online training modules and is accessible on desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.  You can work at your own pace, and leave and return to the course at any time. When you return, it will open right where you left off.

Expectations

All incoming students at Butler University are expected to complete the U Got This! course.

For the Summer 2019 semester, all new incoming students should receive an email, containing a unique login link, requesting their completion of the U Got This course. All new incoming students taking summer courses are expected to complete the U Got This course by the end of their summer term. 

For new incoming students who will begin classes in the Fall 2019 semester, an email, containing a unique login link will be sent on August 1. All new incoming students are expected to complete the U Got This course by the first day of class.

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Dating Violence Prevention Month

In October, the Office of Health Education and Outreach Programs raises awareness and shares prevention techniques realted to domestic violence and dating abuse with a campus-wide campaign we call Dating Violence Prevention Month.  Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend educational programs, visit with one of the local service providers who visit campus with their resources and information, and actively engage in conversations in and outside of the classroom about the role we all can play to end dating abuse and domestic violence. 

Sexual Assault Prevention Month

The Sexual Assault Prevention Month campaign seeks to educate the university community about sexual assault, show support for survivors, and equip members of the campus community to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Sexual Assault Prevention Month is observed nationally in the month of April. Events are coordinated by the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Office and often involves partnerships with local service providers and the Butler University Counseling & Consultation Services, the Butler University Police Department, PAVE peer educators and the Office of Title IX. 

Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force

Staff from the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) Office are in partnership with the University Title IX Coordinator convene a working group of faculty, staff and students that meets on an ongoing basis to discuss evidence informed practices, review current prevention and education offerings and identify opportunities for cross-campus collaboration.

Programs and Events

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One Love: Escalation Workshop

Duration: 60-90 minutes (time can be adapted to the group’s needs)
Presenters: Jules Arthur-Grable, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist, or two OneLove Trained Peer Facilitators
Audience: Students

The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that will open your eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. After watching the film, Escalation, workshop participants dive into a discussion about the film—led by trained facilitators—discussing the early warning signs of relationship abuse and what they can do if they witness or experience these warning signs. The conversation is led by a facilitator that has been trained by One Love.

This presentation is suitable for any group of students on campus.

 

One Love: Behind the Post Workshop

Duration: 45-60 minutes (time can be adapted to the group’s needs)
Presenters: Jules Arthur-Grable, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist, or two OneLove Trained Peer Facilitators
Audience: Students

Billions of photos are posted to social media every day, but you can’t always see the big picture through the small ones, especially when it comes to unhealthy relationships. The Behind the Post workshop helps get the conversation started with a short film and a guided discussion that examines unhealthy relationship behaviors and the role social media can play. The conversation is led by a facilitator that has been trained by One Love.

This presentation is suitable for any group of students on campus.

 

Sex Tac Toe

Duration: 45-60 minutes (time can be adapted to the group’s needs)
Presenters: Jules Arthur-Grable, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist or Katie Wood, Assistant Director for Health Promotion & Wellness
Audience: Students

This interactive, Hollywood-Squares-style game puts your knowledge to the test! Which team can win when it comes to sexuality issues, sexual health, sexual violence, consent, and more? We can promise a night of laughs and learning with this fast-paced cooperative game!

This presentation is suitable for any group of students on campus.

 

Sexy, Can I? Workshop

Duration: 90 minutes (time can be adapted to the group’s needs)
Presenters: Jules Arthur-Grable, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist or two SARP Office Trained Peer Facilitators
Audience: Students

The Sexy, Can I? Workshop examines the topic of consent from a variety of lenses and engages students in conversation about the role that consent plays in their own relationships.  Students practice new techniques to communicate with their partner, examine how society affects our individual lives, and practically apply new tools to sexy situations.

This presentation is suitable for any group of students on campus.

 

Drawing the Line: Setting Emotional Boundaries in All Your Relationships

Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Jules Arthur-Grable, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist
Audience: Students

In Drawing the Line, students will learn and practice a variety of skills related to understanding the importance of creating and practicing healthy boundaries in all of their relationships, whether platonic, familial, or romantic.

This presentation is suitable for any group of students on campus.

 

Sex in the Dark

Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Jules Arthur-Grable, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist or Katie Wood, Asst. Director for Health Promotion and Wellness
Audience: Students

Sex in the Dark allows students the opportunity to ask any and all of their deep, burning questions about sex, sexual behavior, consent, and STDs.  All questions are 100% anonymous and answered by Butler’s experts in sexual health and relationships.

This presentation is suitable for any group of students on campus.

 

Love Me, Love You: The Art of Healthy Relationships

Duration: 45-60 minutes (time can be adapted to the group’s needs)
Presenter: Maria Kanger, Title IX Coordinator
Audience: Students

Students will develop an understanding of what healthy and unhealthy relationships (platonic or romantic) entail, the role that society plays in how we perceive different levels of relationships, and practice communication skills to create strong, healthy relationships in every aspect of their lives.

This presentation is suitable for any group of students on campus.

 

Addressing Sexual Misconduct the Butler Way

Duration: 30-60 minutes (time can be adapted to the group’s needs)
Presenters: Jules Arthur-Grable, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist, and Maria Kanger, Title IX Coordinator
Audience: Faculty, staff, or students

This presentation is intended to update members of the Butler community on the University’s approach to sexual misconduct. Attendees will learn about the two prongs to addressing sexual misconduct: prevention and response. This includes learning about opportunities to get involved in prevention efforts on campus and about resources available to those who have experienced sexual misconduct and/or are participating in the sexual misconduct process in any capacity.

This presentation is suitable for any group of faculty, staff, and/or students on campus.

 

Demystifying the Sexual Misconduct Process

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Presenter: Maria Kanger, Title IX Coordinator, and Kody Rother, Assistant Dean of Students
Audience: Faculty, staff, or students

Students, faculty, and staff often share that they do not know what takes place in the sexual misconduct process. This presentation is intended to provide clarity about the process, walking the audience through the process step-by-step, from the time a report is made to the time a report is resolved. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions throughout the presentation.

This presentation is suitable for any group of faculty, staff, and/or students on campus.

 

Employee Reporting Obligations

Duration: 30-60 minutes (time can be adapted to the group’s needs)
Presenter: Maria Kanger, Title IX Coordinator
Audience: any employee with reporting obligations under Title IX. Information about which employees have reporting obligations can be found on our website: https://www.butler.edu/sexual-misconduct/employees

Most University employees, including student employees, have an obligation to report to the University when they are made aware of an incident of sexual misconduct. This presentation explains employee reporting obligations, provides tips for appropriately responding to a disclosure of sexual misconduct, and shares information about resources for those who have experienced sexual misconduct, both on campus and in the community.

This presentation is suitable for any group of University employees who have reporting obligations.

 

Additional Workshops Coming Soon!

Downloadable Resources

Looking to set up a bulletin board for your residence hall unit or your chapter house?  SARP has you covered!  Click to download these zip files for a printable bulletin board you can put up immediately, or use your own creativity to add a little flair!  Have a request for a bulletin board you don't see here?  Send an email to jearthur@butler.edu to request a special project.

PDF iconBAE Goals(Healthy Relationships)

PDF iconDo You Wanna Touch? (Consent)

PDF iconIt's Your Choice (Options in the Sexual Misconduct Process)  

PDF iconWhere Is Your Line? (Setting Boundaries)