The first step in stopping sexual violence is increasing awareness and knowledge of sexual violence as a public health issue. All Tulane community members must be equipped with shared language to identify and talk about sexual violence in a way that is inclusive and survivor-centered. With heightened awareness, we can identify early signs of harmful behavior and stop violence before it happens.
The Know Your Power Bystander Social Marketing Campaign is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program focused on reducing sexual violence on college campuses. Adapted for Tulane University by Prevention Innovations Research Center, the campaign consists of a series of images that depict various types of sexual violence and model active bystander behaviors that students can use in situations where violence is occurring, has occurred, or has the potential to occur.
This campaign is most effective in combination with bystander intervention training, which enables students to put the action depicted in the images to practice.
To request posters for your department, organization, class, or residence, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus health centers play a crucial role in comprehensive, campus-wide prevention and response to sexual violence. To increase student knowledge about the intersections of sexual health, relationships, and violence, Campus Health has launched a Sex, Relationships, and Respect on Campus wallet card initiative.
By creating a clinic environment where students have the opportunity to talk about healthy relationships and consensual sexual activity, as well as disclose experiences of violence, we are helping to create a safe and supportive campus culture that does not tolerate violence. All incoming students will receive this card during orientation as well as during visits to The Health Center, CAPS for Counseling Services, and The Well for Health Promotion.
The card provides information about healthy and safe relationships, the impact of violence on health, offers multi-level prevention strategies, and outlines campus and community-based support services for survivors. The back panel includes information on confidential national sexual assault, domestic violence, and hotlines/online resources.
To request wallet cards for your department, organization, class, or residence, email email@example.com
One Wave is Tulane's bystander intervention initiative designed 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.
In Spring 2018, the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking offered a course called Project IX: Student Design to End Sexual Assault. Through this course, students were able to develop and present solutions to the problem of sexual violence at Tulane University. Ideas included:
During the summer of 2018, the Center for Academic Equity invited research proposals across the breadth of academic disciplines at Tulane that engage the topic of sexual violence and harassment from the perspective of LGBTQ+ and student of color communities on college campuses in the United States or include a comparative perspective. Students investigated research questions within a broad frame and utilized diverse methodologies with discrete research designs to be successfully implemented and reported within the 5-week program. Learn more about the research proposals here.
What is consent? How do you know if you have consent? Why is consent important? The Well has developed a consent workshop focused on answering these questions and helping students understand the complexities of consent. Currently in pilot testing in TIDES classes, this workshop will be offered this coming Spring to all students.