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Sexual & Gender-based Violence
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education's Student Rights and Resources 2021 Brochure is now live! Learn more about the Student Bill of Rights, Resources, and Frequently Asked Questions.
Breaking down barriers for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
Public Safety/Law Enforcement
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education offers professional and peer-led workshops and programming to faculty, staff and students throughout the year on a varitopics such as bystander intervention, healthy relationships, changing campus culture, identifying warning signs and problematic behaviors, and responding to reports of sexual and gender-based violence. You can request one of our workshops on our website.
While we are not a confidential resource on campus, we are happy to meet with campus community members to discuss options and services that are available to them. We are able to discuss what kinds services certain offices offer, how university processes and policies work, how to get connected to a professional victim advocate or answer questions about how to help a friend.
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention & Education manages GoodKnights, Arcadia's Peer Education Program. Our peer educators are nationally certified by NASPA, receive annual and ongoing training and are repsonsible for presenting peer-led workshops and planning regular campus programming. Students develop a wide-range of leadership and facilitation skills related to education, activism, social justice, and community engagement.
Peer Educator Class of Fall 2020 is now OPEN
Peer educator cohorts are recruited in the Spring for Fall training. If you are interested in applying, please take a look at the peer educator position description and application.
Please email Alison Berk at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of students you would like to nominate to apply for a position as a peer educator. If you know it, include their email address. In addition, please indicate if it is alright if we notify the student that they were nominated by you.
The Arcadia University Coordinated Community Response Team is a multi-disciplinary team of both Arcadia community members and outside agencies. The team is tasked with overseeing the work of the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education. The members of this team each serve on a subcommittee (Public Safety/Law Enforcement, Comprehensive Prevention, Victim Services, or Student Conduct). Sub-committees meet once per month and the CCRT at-large meets once per semester. Should you wish to learn more about joining the CCRT, please contact Alison Berk at email@example.com.
One of the functions of the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention & Education is to assist individuals in identifying what resource might be right for them. We are not a confidential resource, but can provide information on how to report to the institution or to law enforcement, connect individuals to counseling and advocacy services prior to reporting, during the reporting process, after reporting or without reporting at all, and how to get involved in prevention efforts.
The ONLY confidential resources on campus are Counseling Services and Student Health Services. Please understand that all other campus employees are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report certain incidents to the Arcadia University Title IX Office. Should you have questions about your mandated reporting obligations, please contact Nora Nelle, Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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