At the University of Findlay, we believe that education about topics related to Title IX can empower our community to change the campus culture. Our staff programming board for OC3 carries out a robust schedule of programs and events that are grounded in theory, data from our bi-annual campus climate survey, and the resources available across campus. We focus on four key content areas mentioned below. Click here to to view a schedule of our prevention & education programming for the academic year.
Intimate Partner Violence
Healthy relationships and healthy sexuality are expressed through mutual support, respect, empathy, honesty, equality, shared responsibility, and non-threatening behavior
Sexual Violence Prevention
- One Love
- An escalation workshop that focuses on the warning signs of being involved in an abusive relationship
- Put a Nail In It
- Campus community members are encouraged to paint one fingernail purple, bringing awareness to the topic of domestic violence.
- Yards for Yeardley
- In December 2014 three young women on the Boston College and University of Virginia Lacrosse Teams started Yards for Yeardley. Participants can run, bike, walk or swim in order to bring awareness to relationship abuse in a method that builds community and solidarity.
Sexual violence is a serious problem that can have lasting, harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. The goal of sexual violence prevention is simple—to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Sexual Exploitation Prevention
- Teaching Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence
- Our online compliance tool, Safe Colleges, reaches the entirety of our undergraduate population and focuses on bystander intervention, sexual violence, relationship violence, and alcohol
- Each semester, OC3 presents at student orientation, through Residence Life, as well as to faculty/staff in all six colleges. All of our presentations incorporate some element of interactive learning that encourages active participation.
- Promote social norms that protect against violence
- Support Victim/Survivors
- Our Title IX coordinator, deputies, investigators, and campus resources all seek to support victim/survivors in a manner that is empathetic, supportive, and trauma-informed.
Sexual exploitation is an act or acts committed through non-consensual abuse or exploitation of another person’s sexuality for the purpose of sexual gratification, financial gain, personal benefit or advantage, or any other non-legitimate purpose.
Identity: Power and Inequality
- Through a variety of dialogues on campus, participants are able to:
- Articulate common societal stereotypes and assumptions made about the victims and perpetrators of sexual exploitation and how to overcome them
- Recognize and describe indicators of sexual exploitation
- Identify what to do if they are concerned that a person is at risk of sexual exploitation
Sexuality covers a wide spectrum of complex behaviors, ideas, feelings and values that vary among cultures and individual identities. Concerns related to race, ethnicity, sexual identity, disability, or citizenship status can cause confusion, isolation, misunderstanding, or fear of further conflict.
- We hold a variety of dialogues each semester focusing on topics like: Halloween in a culture of consent, safe spring breaks, and queer identity in the Me Too movement
- Solution Building
- Centering our students’ identities and experiences, we focus on building an equitable campus community together
- In our response efforts, OC3 recognizes that victim-survivors’ identities, personal histories and cultural values about assertiveness, aggression and sexual violence affect their recovery.
Keeping in mind the four key content areas above, the OC3 Prevention & Education team has developed and implemented the four-year training program shown below. We encourage the UF community to take part in these trainings offered throughout the academic year. Each spring, the four-year model is supplemented with online training through SafeColleges.
to to view a schedule of our prevention & education programming for the academic year.