Sexual Assault Awareness and Education Program
CUA's Sexual Assault Awareness and Education is coordinated through the Office of the Dean of Students. Through collaborative efforts with other University departments and the use of a peer education program, CUA works to prevent sexual violence and harassment through education, awareness, and skill building.
The Sexual Assault Awareness and Education
Campus Programs at a Glance
Are you a bystander? Attend a bystander intervention workshop and learn how to identify potentially dangerous situations and be the one to act. Check out the Orientation Extended CardinalTrip at nest.cua.edu for Fall 2012 workshops.
RAD is a self-defense program for women. Classes are held regularly and are sponsored by the Department of Public Safety. To learn about upcoming classes or to schedule a demonstration, contact Sgt. Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUA recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month each April with displays, educational campaigns, and events.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. A display at CUA is hung each April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. View our 2013 flier to learn more about the project.
The Empowmerment Group for students who have experienced unwanted sexual contact is run out of the Counseling Center. The group offers a safe and confidential place to address personal reactions, reactions of friends/family, relationships and dating concerns, spirituality and identity questions, and academic concerns. You can view the contact information the Fall 2012 flyer.
Reporting and Resources
Each year CUA reviews and updates the publication Sexual Violence: Recognize it. Prevent it. Report it. This publication includes important information about sexual violence, prevention information, resources, and guidance for victims of sexual violence including but not limited to:
- How to report the crime
- Where to receive medical attention, including a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)
- Confidential resources on and off-campus
- Ways the University can support a survivor
You can view the booklet online here.
The Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling Center, and Student Health Services maintains a wellness website for students at studentwellness.cua.edu. Be sure to check out the Healthy Relationships page of that website.
For more information on the Sexual Assault Awareness and Education Program, or to request a workshop or publications, contact:Rachel Wainer
Assistant Dean of Students
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