The Catholic University of America
Programs and Initiatives

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We Are Called

We are called as members of the CUA community to look out for each other. Can you identify potentially dangerous situations?  Do you know how to safely intervene if someone needs help?  At this interactive training you will learn about the “3 Ds” of bystander intervention as well as resources available to support your friends.Note: This session will include a discussion of sexual assault and violence and the resources available for support.
 

It’s on US

In November 2014 PEERS produced CUA’s own It’s On Us video with the help of 30 students, staff, and faculty. 
 

Sexual Violence Prevention Month

This October, CUA will recognize Sexual Violence Prevention month with events and programs aimed reducing sexual violence in our community and encouraging all to be empowered bystanders.
 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Every April the Office of the Dean of Students and CUA PEERS offer various programs, events and educational campaigns to educate and raise awareness around the topic of sexual assault.
 

The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. All who have been affected by sexual violence are invited to submit a shirt designed with a message or illustration. Shirts are available for pick up and anonymous drop off outside of the Dean of Students Office, the Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.
 

Take Back the Night

This campus event as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month iss hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students and PEERS to gather together in prayer and solidarity with victims of sexual violence. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come together to heighten awareness, provide inspiration, reduce sexual assault, and aid survivors in our community.
 

Teal Tuesdays

Each Tuesday in April CUA PEERS invites students, faculty and staff to wear teal to raise awareness and support for survivors of sexual violence in our community. PEERS are available in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby each Tuesday with teal ribbons, information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and resources.
 

Denim Day

This day encourages all members of the campus community to wear denim to raise awareness against destructive attitudes that exist surrounding sexual assault.
 

Dating Violence Awareness Month

CUA recognizes each February as Dating Violence Awareness Month. It is a month of programming focusing on encouraging healthy relationships, open communication and dating violence prevention. 
 

Can I Kiss You?

This past February for Dating Violence Awareness Month nationally acclaimed author and expert Mike Domitrz addressed the CUA community with a powerful presentation around the topics of respect, healthy relationships, open communication, how to support victims of sexual violence and bystander intervention. Click HERE to read more about the event. 
 

Customized Trainings

Dean of Students staff and / or the PEERS are available to train students on a variety of topics related to alcohol and other drugs. Contact cua-deanofstudents@cua.edu to schedule training or to learn how we can customize a training for your group of students.
 

PEERS

PEERS (Peer Educators Empowering Respectful Students) plan programs throughout the year in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students that are both educational and fun. PEERS collaborates with student organizations and departments to present on topics such as alcohol and other drug use and abuse, civility and ethical development, mental health awareness and sexual assault and violence education.

Through interactive programs and educational initiatives, PEERS provides an opportunity for students to understand, respect and openly discuss these topics.  PEERS sponsor a number of awareness campaigns throughout the year including:
  • National Campus Safety Month
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Month
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Drugged and Drunk Driving Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • Safe Spring Break Week
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
For more information or to request a workshops, visit: http://peers.cua.edu