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CommunityCommunity wellbeing emphasizes your engagement with the Southern community and the world beyond. A wide variety of programs, classes, and workshops are offered by the Office of Campus Recreation and other offices and departments around campus.  

Upcoming Events

 

Upon Request

It’s On Us: Supporting Survivors

1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault while in college. This program offers some insights on ways of offering your friends who are survivors support and resources.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

It’s On Us: Interpersonal Violence Prevention

How do we prevent interpersonal violence? What can we do about sexual misconduct and other forms of interpersonal violence? Learn three perspectives of violence prevention: Primary Prevention, Bystander Intervention and Risk Reduction.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

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?” 

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

It’s On Us: Take a Stand Against Sexual Exploitation

Have you heard of "revenge porn?" Do you know what "voyeurism" means? Request this program to learn what sexual exploitation is, how to take a stand against it, and resources available.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Yes, No, Maybe: Making Sense of Consent

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.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Know the Facts: Sexual Assault

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

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu