Violence Prevention Education

It's on CWRU

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

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women provides violence prevention education programs to the CWRU community through a coordinated university effort called It’s On CWRU. 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.

How Students Can Get Involved

  • Register for a Prosocial Bystander Training: Attend a bystander campus-wide workshop to build skills and confidence to interrupt violence in our CWRU community. Register through CampusGroups today!

    • September 22, 2021 - It's on CWRU Prosocial Bystander Training at The Flora Stone Mather Center at 6pm - Register Here!

    • October 20, 2021 - It's on CWRU Prosocial Bystander Training at The Flora Stone Mather Center at 6pm - Register Here!

    • November 17, 2021 - It's on CWRU Prosocial Bystander Training at The Flora Stone Mather Center at 6pm - Register Here!

  • Join the It’s on CWRU Street Team: The Mission of the It’s on CWRU street team is to assist in amplifying our community’s effort to disrupt the culture of violence. The Street team is a place for volunteers to spread the It’s on CWRU mission, gain bystander intervention tools, and engage the campus community. Please Join Us!

    • October 6, 2021 - It's on CWRU Street Team Kick-Off @ The Flora Stone Mather Center at 6:30pm - Register Here!

    • November 3, 2021 - It's on CWRU Street Team Meeting @ The Flora Stone Mather Center at 6pm - Register Here!

  • Download the PACCT Guidebook!

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 Prosocial Bystander Training (Please see the dates above)

  • Schedule a  Prosocial Bystander Training for your class (Please Note: We will not be scheduling workshop requests until after 10/15/2021)

  • Join the Collective: The Collective is an ambitious two-year program that brings together institutions of higher education who are dedicated to ending campus sexual violence and guides them through a rigorous process of self-assessment and targeted organizational change. If you are interested in joining, please email Alicia Robinson at

Other It's On CWRU Initiatives 

  • Informed-U is a peer-led sexual violence prevention education program that empowers students to build healthier, safer, and more productive campus communities. This programming is mandatory for all of Case Western Reserve University’s first-year and transfer students. Multiple sessions are offered throughout Discover Week at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters to ensure all students are able to attend. 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

  • The Silent Witness Project - The Mather Center for Women will be hosting the Northeast Ohio Silent Witness Project exhibit for Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October 21, 2021. In 1990, an ad hoc group of women artists and writers, upset about the growing number of women in Minnesota being murdered by their partners or acquaintances, joined together with several other women's organizations to form Arts Action Against Domestic Violence. These compassionate women felt an urgency to do something that would speak out against the escalating domestic violence in their state. They set out to create something that would commemorate the lives of the 26 women whose lives had been lost in 1990 as a result of domestic violence. After much brainstorming, the women began to design 26 free-standing, life-sized red wooden figures, each one bearing the name of a woman who once lived, worked, had neighbors, friends, family, children--whose life ended violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner, or acquaintance. A twenty-seventh figure was added to represent those uncounted women whose murders went unsolved or were erroneously ruled accidental. The organizers called the figures the Silent Witnesses (the original 27 witnesses).

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month - The Mather Center will be hosting a variety of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April 2022). If your student organization is interested in showcasing your events on our Sexual Assault Awareness Month calendar please email