We’re glad you asked! There are lots of ways you can help others in regard to sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment.
- Sign up for or request one of our in-person trainings. We offer open workshops on different topics throughout the semester, or we can schedule on just for you and your class, department, student group, or team. Visit our Events & Trainings page to learn more about our curriculums, then contact us to schedule. If you can’t make an in-person training work for your schedule right now, you can also…
- Take our online Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training, co-sponsored by The Phoenix Center at Auraria. This training is available to all CU Denver | Anschutz community members via Canvas. It’s free and takes about an hour to complete. Email us to get signed up!
- If you teach a class, consider including some information about us in your course syllabus and/or brining us in for a training.
- Here‘s an idea of what you could include in your syllabus about our office.
Ok, I’ve done the trainings. Now what can I DO? The list is endless! As we talked about in our trainings, believing and supporting a person who has experienced sexual misconduct, discrimination, and/or harassment is crucial. Getting them referred to the right resources is also important. Being a good bystander and intervening when you something wrong or unsafe is an action you can continue your whole life.3.
- Volunteer on our Review Panel. All of our formal investigations go through a review process at the end to ensure our investigation was fair, unbiased, and thorough. Hearing panel members are highly trained students, faculty, and staff. If you would be interested in volunteering in this capacity, you can expect several hours of training up front, ongoing training each year, and being asked to review one or two investigative reports a year in a small group. Email Will for more information.
- Last, but not least, help us reach more folks on campus by telling others about our office, our trainings, and how we can help. Word of mouth is powerful!
Being an ally to the Respect Expected movement on our campus and off is an ongoing process! We ourselves are always working on challenging ourselves to be better allies. Here are some of our favorite videos and articles about continuing the work… Let us know if we missed one of your favorites!
Articles & Handouts:
- Bystander Intervention: Circles of Safety – this handout highlights our campus’s Bystander Intervention framework. We utilize a three-tiered approach for thinking about ways to intervene safely. Check out the handout to learn more about the three types of intervention!
- How to Support a Survivor handout from The Phoenix Center at Auraria with tips for supporting someone you know who has experienced interpersonal violence.
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh. This important article guides readers through the author’s recognition of her white privilege– the advantages in life she has without thinking about, all because of the color of her skin. Her examples are very helpful for anyone starting to think about privilege and wants to learn more about what it is and what it can look like.
- 5 Tips for Being an Ally – being an ally is an ongoing process, and it can be intimidating to know where to start. This video has some great tips to get you moving in the right direction!
- How Microaggressions Are Like Mosquito Bites – ever wonder what a microaggression is & why it’s such a big deal? This short and comical video will tell you!
- How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist – there’s an important difference between telling someone that something they said sounded racist versus calling someone racist. Learn more in this short video.