Model programs and initiatives on campuses

Many campuses have developed and implemented campus-wide strategies which create real, sustainable change by focusing on bringing change to social and environmental norms which promote sexually violent behavior. These model programs move beyond education and awareness to community development by undermining damaging norms around masculinity, femininity, strength, and power, and replaces them with positive norms around healthy relationships, mutual respect and acceptance.

Please read content disclaimer

  • A Call to Men  A CALL TO MEN is a leading national men's organization addressing domestic and sexual violence prevention and the promotion of healthy manhood, providing trainings, workshops, and speakers.
  • Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems: A National Study of Student Anti-Rape Activists  This study done by Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) surveys college students working to address campus sexual violence. SAFER used an online survey to ask campus activists about their prevention activities and beliefs about ending sexual violence on campus.

Bystander Intervention

Engaging Men

Social Media and Messaging

  • Know Your Power  This social marketing campaign was developed by university team. What distinguishes it is the extensive evaluation that has been done to assess the effectiveness of the campaign.
  • Media campaign: Drinking is not a crime . . . rape is.  From Scotland, this joint initiative aims to promote the clear message that sex without consent is rape, no matter what the circumstances.
  • Show Me Love  Show Me Love! is a campaign to raise awareness about healthy relationships and provide resources for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. We celebrate fun, vibrant, healthy LGBTQ relationships.
  • This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me  Rape Crisis Scotland confronts rape myths in a very direct way, and invites members of the public to join us in putting an end to blaming women for rape.

Peer Education

  • Athletes for Sexual Responsibility  College athletes struggle with a number of sexuality issues. The University of Maine is using athlete peer educators as role models for appropriate social and sexual behavior.
    Tags: Athletes  Curricula 
  • SCREAM Theater  A peer educational, interactive theater program that educates groups and initiates dialogue about issues of interpersonal violence.
    Tags: Art and Theater 
  • Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates, Central Michigan University  Sexual Aggression Services and SAPA provide education, programming, advocacy and support for domestic and sexual violence prevention.
  • The Social Ecological Model  The social-ecological model provides a framework for understanding those different influences of perpetrating sexual assault.

Student Orientation

Internet Presence

Home

Top of Page

The Minnesota Department of Health attempts to report all data accurately. If you discover an error, please contact us at Injury.Prevention@health.state.mn.us.
By using this system, you agree to not share these data in ways that would identify individuals or provide information on any malicious acts.