2014 "I Got Your Back" Campus Safety Week
September 15-20, 2014
Monday, September 15
Relationships & Safety Resource Fair
11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Commons Plaza: Find out about campus resources during this fun, interactive, laid-back fair. Talk to students and staff from Vandal Health Ed, Violence Prevention Program, Counseling & Testing Center, Alternative to Violence of the Palouse, Women's Center, Campus Security, and more! For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vandal Alert Update
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Commons: Stop by the Vandal Alert table in the Commons to update your personal information so that you can receive emergency notifications on your phone. You can also get more information about our campus SafeWalk program. Campus Security will be set up all week providing information about SafeWalk and Vandal Alert.
Tuesday, September 16 - Katy Benoit Safety Forum
Men Ending Rape: A Social Change Approach to Violence Prevention
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, SUB Vandal Ballroom: Open to all! This nationally recognized presentation motivates men to be active in their efforts to end rape on campus and offers specific strategies and practices all of us can engage in order to change the culture around rape on campus. This presentation helps men identify what they have to gain from ending campus rape, empowers all college students to see the messages all around us that foster a rape culture on campus and in society at large, and challenges us to confront and intervene in the rape culture. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the concepts of consent and the mis-education that our culture socializes us into around hooking up and having sex. Strategies are offered that will allow participants to play a part in ending rape according to their own comfort levels. Confronting t-shirts objectifying women, interrupting daily conversations describing women as sexual objects, challenging the party scene on campus which frames women as targets, and recognizing messages in the media which normalize seeing women as victims are some of the ways participants leave the session with a vivid understanding of the issues and tangible ways to make change happen.
Wednesday, September 17
ATVP Book Club: "The Round House"
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Women's Center Lounge
Guns on Campus Forum
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, SUB Vandal Ballroom: Co-presented by Public Safety & Security and General Counsel. This event is an open forum and Q&A session concerning SB 1254 - commonly known as the "Guns on Campus" law which took effect on July 1. Matt Dorschel and Kent Nelson will give a brief presentation/briefing and then be available for any questions that students may have.
QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer Training
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Commons - Crest Room: Concerned about a friend? Not sure what to do? Come learn how to help a friend who may be thinking about suicide by following three basic steps: Question, Persuade, and Refer. You'll leave knowing how you can provide hope to someone you're concerned about.
Thursday, September 18
Alcohol Screenings & Information
10:30 am - 2:30 pm, Commons: The Counseling & Testing Center will provide an opportunity for students to self-asses their alcohol habits, and discuss any areas of concern with a counselor. They will provide giveaways and FREE PIZZA to all participants.
Green Dot Overview at OUT Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Student Diversity Center TLC 229: As a part of a weekly program sponsored by the LGBTQA Office, the OUT Lunch is an opportunity to meet new people and talk about current events. This week's focus will be on Green Dot and how to be an active bystander. The event is open to all, and you may bring your own lunch or enjoy a PB & J on the house!
Take Back the Night
8:00 pm - Ag Sci Auditorium: The Women's Center and Violence Prevention Programs host this annual awareness-raising event. Take Back the Night provides members of the campus and local community with an opportunity to take a visible, active stand to break the silence, and reclaim the night in protest of all forms of violence and assault.
Saturday, September 20
Green Dot Bystander Intervention
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: No one has to to everything, but everyone has to do something. What's your Green Dot? RSVP to email@example.com for location and confirmation of your spot.