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Health & Counseling Center

Gender Violence Prevention and Education

Prevention and Education Requirements

Best practice tells us that ongoing education is the best way to help students learn new skills and create a culture change toward the eradication of gender violence on college campuses. As a result, the Health and Counseling Center has partnered with different campus areas to provide multi-dose and multiplatform programs to help students build their skills and expertise. You can earn more about each of our programs below.

We also know that some students coming to DU have already, in some way, been impacted by gender violence. If completing any of the training requirements or discussing these topics could be activating for you, we invite you to do what you need in order to take care of yourself.

If completing the Gender Violence Prevention and Education training programs is not something you are able to do due to personal experiences with gender violence, please contact You do not need to disclose your experience, but can indicate that you would like to be exempt for personal reasons. One of the confidential advocates from CAPE will reach out to you with resources and information.

Pre-Orientation Online Module
Before they come to campus, students are required to complete an online module from the Health and Counseling Center as part of their pre-campus Discoveries Orientation process. Topics include alcohol and other substances, mental health, as well as sexual violence prevention and consent. Look for more information as you begin the enrollment process!
Theater Delta at Discoveries Orientation

As part of undergraduate Discoveries Orientation, the University of Denver partners with Theater Delta to provide an interactive theater learning experience. Covering topics around alcohol and consent, the session allows students to interact with a trained facilitator and professional actors to discuss social norms and the importance of respecting boundaries, consent, and bystander intervention.

Intervene: DU Active Bystander Training

In 2017, the Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution institutionalizing a requirement that all incoming, first year students are required to complete active bystander training by the middle of winter quarter each academic year. Health Promotion is supporting this student led initiative by providing "Intervene: DU" active bystander training. This is an in-person active bystander skills training facilitated by trained peer educators.

Intervene: DU trainings are offered multiple times per week during Fall and Winter quarters at different times to accommodate student schedules. All trainings will be at the Colorado Women's College, at the corner of Asbury and High Streets.