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.


We are still available for virtual presentations even if we're not on campus! See below for topic options to be shown live, and check back for updates on available pre-recorded programs!

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)

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Click the flyer below for more information!

 

Requestable Programs: All are live options, depending on staff scheduling availability, and are also available pre-recorded, where noted.

Presentation and Tabling Programs

Where is the Line? Understanding Sexual Harassment

Participants will learn about the line between sexual harassment and flirting, the definition of sexual harassment, reporting options, and have the opportunity to implement bystander intervention strategies in a case study. Also available pre-recorded.

Love Rules!

An inside look at healthy relationships, components of healthy relationships, the spectrum of relationships, how to intervene in abusive or unhealthy relationships safely, reporting and support options. Also available pre-recorded.

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. Also available pre-recorded.

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. Also available pre- recorded.                                               

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. Also available pre- recorded.   

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.  Also available pre- recorded.                                               

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. Also available pre- recorded.

Netflix and No Chill!

What is consent? Consent is informed, enthusiastic, and necessary. This interactive workshop focuses on communication, and affirmative consent. 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. Also available pre- recorded.                                                             

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. Also available pre-recorded.

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. Also available pre-recorded.    

 

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.