VPAS Events

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Southern Connecticut State University's Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS) has a variety of educational programming on sexual misconduct (sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation), affirmative consent, and bystander intervention.

Not Anymore Online Course Registration Information

NOT ANYMORE (sexual violence prevention and awareness education) is a free online course that is required for all incoming new and transfer students.  Please note that any student may take NOT ANYMORE.  Be empowered and help us to end sexual violence!  Take NOT ANYMORE! If you are interested in taking NOT ANYMORE or would like further information please contact Catherine Christy at 203.392.6946 or christyc1@southernct.edu.


Upcoming Events and Requestable Programs

All students of Southern Connecticut State University are welcome to attend the programs listed in the Upcoming Events section.

We are happy to meet with your residents, class, or student club/organization with any of the below requestable programs, or create one tailored to the needs of your audience.  

We require at least two weeks' notice to present a program.

If you would like to request a program, please download and fill out a program request form here. Send us an email with your completed form attached, along with any questions, to vpas@southernct.edu (203.392.6946)

Upcoming Events

What in The World is VPAS?!
Wednesday, January 29th
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
Come and learn about how you can get involved with the Center’s work and utilize our advocacy and educational services! FREE GIVEAWAYS and CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!!!

 

What’s Love Got to Do With It? 
Monday, February 3rd
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Engleman Rotunda 
Visit this VPAS table and explore the dynamics of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships. Learn to identify behaviors in relationships that could be considered “red flags,” how to intervene safely, and reporting and support options. FREE GIVEAWAYS AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!!! 

 

Netflix and No Chill!
Monday, February 10th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
What is consent? Consent is informed, enthusiastic, and necessary. This table focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Come and learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and get an affirmative yes! This table focuses on definitions of consent, when consent cannot be given, and “yes means yes” education. FREE GIVEAWAYS AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!!   

 

Ride or Die? Let's Taco 'Bout It!

Wednesday, February 12th 

1:00pm-2:00pm

Engleman Hall Room B121 

They love me, they love me not.....What does it mean to be a ride or die? Join the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center for delicious tacos,DIY SELF-BAR, and a discussion on relationships in the media. Resources, FREE GIVEAWAYS AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!!!!

 

Cute or Creepy?: Understanding Stalking 
Wednesday, February 19th
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Engleman Rotunda 
Join VPAS and learn the signs of stalking and examples in popular culture. Visit this table and learn the definition of stalking, statistics, and reporting and support options. FREE GIVEAWAYS AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!!

 

What’s Love Got to Do With It? 

Monday, February 24th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
Visit this VPAS table and explore the dynamics of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships. Learn to identify behaviors in relationships that could be considered “red flags,” how to intervene safely, and reporting and support options. FREE GIVEAWAYS AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!!!

 

#IChoose Campaign Table 
Wednesday, March 4th
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Engleman Rotunda 
Calling all men to choose to help end relationship violence!  Activities, FREE t-shirts and giveaways available! 

 

#IChoose Campaign Table 
Monday, March 9th
2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
Calling all men to choose to help end relationship violence!  Activities, FREE t-shirts and giveaways available! 

 

#IChoose Campaign Table 
Wednesday, March 25th
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
Calling all men to choose to help end relationship violence!  Activities, FREE t-shirts and giveaways available! 

 

#IChoose Campaign Table 
Monday, March 30th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Engleman Rotunda 
Calling all men to choose to help end relationship violence!  Activities, FREE t-shirts and giveaways available! 

 

Take Back The Night: Promotional Table 
Monday, April 6th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
Stop by the Student Center Plaza between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for a chance to learn about Take Back the Night, which will be on April 7th! 

 

What Would You Do? Bystander Intervention Strategies Table
Monday, April 13th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Engleman Rotunda 
Have you ever seen someone who needed help, but you didn’t know how to help? Come and visit this VPAS table and learn different strategies on how you can intervene safely and effectively as an active bystander. FREE GIVEAWAY AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!! 

 

Oh, No! How Did That Get On Snapchat?!
Monday, April 20th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Stop by this table for an interactive activity, refreshments and gather information on sexual exploitation, affirmative consent, bystander intervention, and resources to be prepared to become an active bystander!  We all can help create change one person at a time!

 

What Were You Wearing? Do We Live In A Rape Culture? 
Wednesday, April 29th
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Engleman Rotunda 
Do we really live in a rape culture? Sometimes it can be difficult to see. Stop by this VPAS table and learn to identify and change behaviors that contribute to sexual assault and other types of sexual misconduct. FREE GIVEAWAYS AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!! 

 

Be Empowered! Know Your Rights! 
Monday, May 4th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level 
Do you know your reporting and support options for sexual misconduct? This table will give you an overview of reporting options and advocacy and support services available to you! This program also offers some insights on ways of offering support to your friends who are survivors. FREE GIVEAWAYS AND CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!! 

 

 

 

 Requestable Programs:

Presentation and Tabling Programs

Sexual Violence: Does Identity Matter?

In order to end sexual violence against ALL people we must address the complex circumstances and risk factors that leave some people more at risk than others and recognizing the unique barriers that certain people face when coming forward. This program will explore the complexities of sexual violence in communities of color and LGBTQ folks. 

What's Love Got to do with It? 

This workshop explores the dynamics of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships and allows students to identify behaviors in relationships that could be considered “red flags,” how to intervene safely, and reporting and support options.                                                

What  in the World is VPAS?

An overview of what VPAS’s services are and how students can access VPAS. Learn how you can get involved with the Center’s work and utilize our advocacy and educational services!  

Cute or Creepy: Understanding Stalking 

Does your favorite movie display signs of stalking? Learn the signs of stalking and examples in popular culture. Discussion includes definition of stalking, statistics, and reporting and support options. 

Oh, No! How Did that Get on Snapchat? 

You can make a difference! Learn information on what sexual exploitation is, in particular, non-consensual pornography and ‘revenge porn,’ how to take a stand against it, and resources available.  

What Would You Do? Bystander Intervention Strategies 

Have you ever seen someone who needed help, but you didn’t know how to help? How do you think you or your classmates would react if they someone who needed help? Request this program to find out that most SCSU students WANT to help, RESPECT those who do help, and you will also get the SKILLS to help safely

Netflix and No Chill!

What is consent? Consent is informed, enthusiastic, and necessary. This interactive workshop focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and respect. Discussion focuses on definitions of consent, when consent cannot be given, “yes means yes” education.                                                              

Be Empowered! Know Your Rights 

Do you know your reporting and support options for sexual misconduct? This program is an overview of reporting options and advocacy and support services available to Southern students. This program also offers some insights on ways of offering support to your friends who are survivors.

What Were you Wearing? Why Were you Flirting? Do We Live in a Rape Culture?

Do we really live in a rape culture? Sometimes it can be difficult to see. This workshop has lots of examples, and you will have an increased ability to identify and change behaviors that contribute to sexual assault and other types of sexual misconduct.

It Was just a Pat on the Butt!

Students will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, reporting options and support services, and ways to safely intervene.    

 

Tabling Program Only

I Choose Campaign Tables

The VPAS Center is supporting CCADV’s “I Choose” campaign which is focused on engaging men to make positive life choices that don’t involve violence. Together, we are working towards educating men about making good life choices: “I Choose respect;” “I Choose not to normalize violence towards women;”   “I Choose to take a stand against domestic violence.”

This table can be requested throughout March

 

 Take Back the Night Promotional Tables

The VPAS Center invites you to stop by to learn about Take Back the Night, an event dedicated to providing an empowering space for survivors of sexual violence. Information will also be provided on sexual violence, affirmative consent, support, and resources. 

This table can be requested throughout March

Red Flag Campaign Tables  

The Red Flag Campaign is a bystander intervention campaign is designed to raise awareness and help to prevent dating and domestic violence! Visit a table and create a flag to be displayed around campus!

    This table can be requested throughout October.

 

Presentation Programs Only

Escalation

The One Love Foundation’s powerful, emotionally-engaging film-based workshop educates about relationship violence and empowers students to recognize and intervene to help others. “Escalation” illuminates the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship. It makes relationship abuse personal, causing participants to ask “What can I do to change this?”

Relationship

Jeopardy

College takes relationship issues to the next level, and this game takes the conversation there too. Our Relationship Jeopardy workshop utilizes a fun, competitive game to educate and test student’s knowledge about healthy relationships, relationship diversity and more.

 

For information on the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Program, which is sponsored by University Police, please click here.