In an effort to create a community free from sexual misconduct and other forms of discrimination, CWRU provides programming to faculty, staff and students. Below you can find prevention and education programs that are currently available.
CWRU Prevention and Education Programs
- Bystander Intervention: A philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
- Students Meeting About Risk and Responsibility Training (SMARRT): The mission of SMARRT is to promote a “Culture of Care in the Greek life community,” where every member takes responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing as well as the safety and wellbeing of every other Greek student.
- Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE): SAVE is a USG recognized student organization that is a part of the Women’s Center.
- Bystander 101: This is a program targeted to new members of the Greek life community. There are three different topics to choose from to help understand and put into action bystander intervention behaviors. One of the three topics is on sexual misconduct—specifically issues around intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual assault.
- Catalyst Training: This is a series of three different in-depth trainings for students in Greek life on sexual assault survivor support; motivational interviewing in a substance abuse context; and understanding the signs and symptoms of different mental illnesses. The survivor support training includes aspects of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and helps students understand how to talk with someone who discloses to you as well as how to refer them to any appropriate resources.
- Sexual Misconduct Modules: The online training modules are offered to incoming first-year students, transfer students and graduate/professional students. The modules educate students on the Sexual Misconduct Policy; support resources available; how to make a report; and how to help someone who has experience sexual violence.
- Bathroom posters: The Bathroom Poster program was created in 1990 by Susan Nickel-Schindewolf, associate vice president for student affairs. The posters provide an overview of the sexual misconduct policy, bystander intervention strategies and support resources. The posters can found in restrooms around campus.