Tulane University is committed to stopping all sexual violence and students are an integral part of that process. What can you do to positively impact campus culture? There are many options like attending a workshop, taking a class, or becoming a peer educator or volunteer. You can get involved in whatever way you think is best for you.
This involvement is a one-time event, but the knowledge and skills gained have lasting effects that ultimately create a campus culture where all sexual violence is unacceptable.
One Wave Bystander Training
One Wave is Tulane's bystander intervention initiative that aims to equip our community with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to intervene in situations that involve, or have the potential to involve sexual assault. One Wave empowers each Tulanian to proactively and outwardly support norms and actions that protect from violence. Attend a 1-hour, student-led workshop to learn how to keep our peers and communities safe from sexual violence.
Consent Conversation Workshop
A critical element of consensual sex is communication. This workshop addresses the multi-facets of consent, including: what consent language can sound like and look like, how to negotiate personal desires and preferences, how to respond to rejection, and how alcohol and other substance use impact sexual decision-making.
Live Well Series
Participate in the Live Well Series, a menu of different workshops and trainings on a variety of health topics including sexual health, bystander behavior, alcohol misuse prevention, and self-care.
This involvement is typically more time intensive. There are multiple student groups that are dedicated to stopping all sexual violence.
Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline & Education (SAPHE) is a departmental organization housed under Campus Health devoted to providing outreach, education, and advocacy regarding the issue of sexual aggression. Our members run a 24/7 confidential hotline, which works to support Tulane community members affected by sexual aggression by providing a listening ear and information about resources.
Tulane University Peer Health Educators (TUPHEs) are a diverse group of Tulane students who are committed to enhancing their own health and the health of the Tulane community. The purpose of the program is to advocate for and promote healthy choices, personal well-being, and community safety. Through leadership, education, and awareness peer educators provide quality, innovative, and inclusive workshops, services, and events to meet the health needs of Tulane students.
Community Engagement Advocates (CEAs) are student leaders trained to facilitate dialogues around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. These interactive workshops are designed to create brave spaces for students to explore a wide range of topics race, class, gender, sexuality, able-ism, religion, and community engagement. The CEA program works to foster a campus culture of inclusion, equity and empathy, to prepare students to navigate some of society’s most pressing challenges related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
One Love is a national healthy relationship foundation founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at University of Virginia who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. One Love aims to educate and raise awareness about all types of relationship abuses in varying relationships. The peer-facilitated workshops engage with students to give them resources to prevent dangerous situations from arising.
The Conduct Peer Advisory Council (CPAC) are student volunteers who serve Tulane University in a number of ways, including sitting on a hearing board and appeals as a voting panel member, reviewing university policies, and facilitating our Integrity@Tulane sanction workshop.
For more information about the CPAC and how you can get involved, please call the Office of Student Conduct at (504) 865-5516
Peer cohorts provides students with the opportunity to explore topics related to gender and sexual violence in a small group setting over multiple meetings. There are two cohorts currently available for students to apply to.
My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper is an intentional program focused on building community among women of color at Tulane University. In collaboration with Newcomb Institute, Student Conduct, The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and The Well for Health Promotion, we have designed a cohort experience with committed staff and faculty to offer support throughout the program. Issues discussed throughout the program will include strategies for the following: self-empowerment, networking within communities of color, addressing the barriers to success for women of color in higher education, sexuality within communities of color, building healthy relationships, and healing after emotional and physical trauma.
This small cohort experience consists of the following: A regularly scheduled meetup Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Faculty and staff mentorship from departments mentioned above and others, and an off campus retreat in the spring semester. Applications will be accepted during April of the current academic year. For more information please contact Sienna Abdulahad, Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENtality Project Leadership Cohort
Interested in leadership and healthy masculinity? The MENtality Project Leadership Cohort is designed to promote community dialogue for students interested in learning more about healthy masculinity. The program will be approximately 6-7 weeks in duration, beginning in early March and ending in late April. A free meal will be provided at each meeting.
Interest Meetings for spring 2020 will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, LBC 210 and Wednesday, Feb. 5th 6:30 - 7:30 PM, LBC 210. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Feb. 9th. You will be notified no later than Feb. 12th if you have been accepted. You can view the application by visiting bit.ly/2X4b3LG. Please contact Anthony Ciliberto at email@example.com with any questions.
Tulane offers violence prevention-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Check out a list of courses on the Violence Prevention Institute's website.
The Student Coalition for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response brings together students from across campus and student organizations to work on issues related to sexual violence prevention and response at Tulane. The goals of the coalition are to:
The Student Coalition meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters and is open to all Tulane students. Students can email Julia Broussard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, including meeting dates, times, and locations.
Meet the Director of Multicultural Affairs and learn more about how Tulane is engaging with Students of Color. Applications are open for My Sister's Keeper, a program focused on building community among women of color at Tulane University. Learn more and apply here.
Meet the Sr. Health Promotion Specialist for The Well for Health Promotion who is working with graduate and professional students on the issues of sexual violence prevention and response.
Are you a Tulane Student? Do you want to get involved with sexual violence prevention on campus? Watch to learn about opportunities!