Several offices at Penn State offer programming related to 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 through one of the offices listed below to learn how you can be part of the solution. The It’s On Us Educational Videos and Learning Activities are also available to facilitate discussion in your classroom.
It’s On Us Educational Videos & Classroom Learning Activities
The videos below were created through a grant from the It’s On Us PA campaign to increase awareness, education, and resources around sexual misconduct and sexual violence. Faculty and staff can use these videos in conjunction with the learning activities in classes or other group settings. In addition, the 30-second video can be screened prior to or during breaks at events or other gatherings. Please contact Amy Cotner, Education Program Associate with the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, for questions or to request assistance in facilitation.
- Lesson Plans/Learning Activities
- PowerPoint 1 (Resources & Definitions)
- PowerPoint 2 (Reporting Options & Procedure)
(Slide 4 includes additional information in the note section of the PowerPoint.)
- Small Group Discussion (For Learning Activity 2)
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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 training 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, Assistant Director of Commonwealth Campuses & Intake or Chad Wright, Case Manager.
Gender Equity Center (formerly Center for Women Students)
The Gender Equity Center 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 Gender Equity Center online program form. For more information on upcoming programs, visit the Gender Equity Center 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.
August 28, 2019 – Updated weblink for program requests and Amy’s title and Added Chad Wright’s information