It's On CWRU

It's on CWRU

It's On CWRU: To Disrupt the Culture of Violence

It's On CWRU serves as the violence-prevention campaign on CWRU’s campus that provides a variety of services, data, and support. All of the violence-prevention initiatives coming out of the Mather Center will fall under Its On CWRU’s umbrella. 

It's On CWRU provides violence prevention education programs to the CWRU community. The mission of It’s On CWRU is to unify our community’s effort to disrupt the culture of violence. Through evidence-informed education, consciousness raising visuals, survivor support, and community investment, the campaign aims to initiate and support ongoing societal shifts that foster a safe environment for all people.
 

 

Take the It's On CWRU Pledge

Take the pledge to disrupt the culture of violence on campus. 

Resources Available at CWRU

If you or someone you know has been impacted by domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual or gender-based harassment, there are resources at CWRU that can help. 

It's On CWRU Workshops

Its On CWRU offers regular and specialty workshops for students, staff, faculty, and the CWRU community. Individuals can join one of our regularly scheduled workshops that occur monthly, or request a specific workshop or topic by submitting a request here

If you would like to see our upcoming workshops visit our CampusGroups page

Currently, Its On CWRU provides the following standing workshops:

  • Bystander Intervention: This workshop focuses on empowering individuals to be active bystanders in the face of potential or actual PBPV. Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to employ when intervening in situations and learn about the resources available to them if they are (or know someone who is) impacted by PBPV. 
  • Consent: This workshop digs deeper into the world of consent and empowers individuals to use their voice, set boundaries, and practice consent in all areas of their lives. Participants will learn strategies to provide consent and learn more about resources available to them if PBPV does occur. 
  • Healthy Relationships: This workshop aims to empower participants to learn more about what healthy relationships are, how to identify concerns in relationships, how to intervene if concerns do arise, and how to practice communication to maintain healthy relationships with everyone. 
  • Custom Presentations & Workshops: Does your organization or class have a special topic you would like to learn more about? Perhaps you would like to dive deeper into the topics we already present regularly? Then you can request a custom workshop! Your group can work with It's On CWRU and the FSMCW’s Education Program Manager to design a workshop to fit your needs. 

Peer Educators

The Peer Educator (PE) Program serves as the lead student involvement for the Its On CWRU initiatives housed within the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Peer Educators are responsible for activating the student population in efforts to reduce violence and educate the community around healthy relationships, consent, and being empowered bystanders. 


Peer Educators are hired and serve on an academic-year basis. Each semester Peer Educators are responsible for completing a variety of training, onboarding, and programs to earn their stipend.

Learn more about the Peer Educator position here. Watch a recorded information session about the Peer Educator position here.  

Programs and Events 

In addition to our workshops and events, It's On CWRU hosts several other specialty programs during the year. These may include speakers, additional workshops, training, or other ways to be involved in the community. 

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April is SAAM and It's On CWRU aims to Turn Campus Teal in honor of the survivors of sexual assault. During the month It's On CWRU hosts several events in collaboration with campus partners, including Denim Day, Survivor Speak Outs and Advocacy Day, to raise awareness of sexual assault and provide support to survivors and those impacted by violence. 
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month: October marks DVAM and the It's On CWRU team puts on several events throughout the month to raise awareness about domestic violence, provide resources to those impacted by violence, including tabling at the Homecoming Football Game, workshops with our local domestic violence center, and issue-based movie nights and discussion to promote a culture shift to eradicate violence in our communities. Check-in to see more details about the specific events and activities you can participate in.

 

  • Informed-U is a sexual violence prevention education program that empowers students to build healthier, safer, and more productive campus communities. The Office of First-Year Experience and Family Programs, along with the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, requires all students to participate in the Informed-U program during orientation. Orientation Leaders, who serve as student representatives of Discover Week programming, are trained by the Informed-U Leadership Team  to deliver discussion-based, small-group learning sessions to their peers. The social, interactive, and personalized nature of the experience supports perspective expansion, deeper understanding of sexual violence, and tangible strategies to effect change on campus.

Community Outreach


It's On CWRU wants to get to know you and your organization! We regularly work with our campus partners to host events, share resources and information, and celebrate those taking steps to prevent violence in our community. 

Some of the outreach It's On CWRU does already includes:

  • Bathroom & Campus Posters: It's On CWRU provides materials to be posted all over campus and in campus bathrooms with information about how to access resources if you or someone you know is impacted by PBPV. It's On CWRU is happy to collaborate with you or your organization to create posters, social media posts, or other marketing materials to encourage folks to reach out if they need support and to develop a culture of eliminating PBPV on campus. 
  • Tabling: It's On CWRU actively tables in the student center and other areas on campus to educate the community about the Flora Stone Center for Women and the services the center offers. Additionally, tabling serves as an opportunity for community members to learn more about It's On CWRU and how to get involved!

Resources 

It's On CWRU partners with several on campus and off campus organizations to provide education, support, and engagement opportunities for anyone interested in (or impacted by) domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual or gender-based harassment. For more information about all available resources check out our Resources Page here.

Get Involved!

Interested in learning more about It's On CWRU? Would you or your organization like to partner with It's On CWRU to make meaningful change in our community? Email  for more involvement opportunities!

  • Apply to be a Peer Educator
  • Volunteer for one of our events
  • Attend our events and workshops
  • Take the Its On CWRU Pledge

How Faculty/Staff Can Get Involved

  • Tips for helping a Student in Crisis

  • Download the It’s on CWRU Toolkit and incorporate It’s on CWRU into your courses

  • Register for a Bystander Intervention Workshop

  • Schedule a Bystander Intervention Workshop or your class