Several offices at Penn State offer programming around the prevention of sexual misconduct and training for how to interrupt potential acts of violence. Take a workshop or schedule a program for your group to learn how you can be part of the solution.
Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response
The Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response can provide various types of programs related to Title IX. These include knowing your rights; Penn State policies and procedures in handling sexual misconduct; protections for pregnant and/or parenting students; and rights of transgender students. The office also offers trainings for faculty and staff regarding these topics as well as the role of a responsible employee and sexual harassment in the workplace. Program requests can be made using the online request form or by contacting the office at 814-867-0099 and asking for Amy Cotner, Education Program Associate.
Center for Women Students
The Center for Women Students offers a range of primary prevention and support-related programs regarding consent, sexual assault, relationship violence, gender stereotypes, stalking, and supporting survivors. Programs are free and can be tailored for specific groups. Presenters include staff and/or trained peer educators.To request a program for your group, use the Center for Women Students online program form. For more information on upcoming programs, visit the Center for Women Students website.
Stand for State
State for State is a bystander intervention program focusing on sexual and relationship violence, mental health concerns, acts of bias, and risky drinking and drug use. Bystander intervention programs create a community of people who step in, speak up, and interrupt potential acts of violence. Visit the Stand for State website to learn how you can take action.