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Gender Violence Prevention and Education

Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved in gender violence prevention and education here at DU:

Upcoming Programs

Intervene: DU
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 week 6 of Winter quarter each academic year. In support of this, the Department of Health Promotion in the Health and Counseling Center is providing "Intervene: DU" active bystander training. This year, new students have until February 11, 2019 to complete the training requirement. If a student does not complete the training by Week 6 of Winter Quarter (February 11, 2019), a hold will be placed on their account, which will prevent them from registering for Spring courses. View available training dates here; you will receive instructions for signing up for a training when you are at Orientation.

Intervene Peer Educators

The Intervene Peer Educators are a select group of student leaders who educate the DU campus community on gender violence prevention and bystander intervention through outreach, education, and training. Intervene Peer Educators also serve as liaisons between DU students and the Health and Counseling Center. Intervene Peer Educators receive over 40 hours of professional development training in gender violence topics, trauma response, inclusive excellence practice, and effective facilitation. Applications for membership are available each Winter. For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Gender Violence Prevention and Education, Andrea Thyrring, at [email protected] or 303-871-7442.

Collegiate Council for Gender Violence Topics

In an effort to unify gender violence prevention and education student efforts, a number of student organizations came together in the Fall of 2017 to streamline and empower their program and event development processes. Formerly known as the Student Coalition for the Eradication of Sexual Assault (SCESA), this group grew to support student initiatives including the Red Tape Project and Into the Light, among others. If you are interested in joining the Council or pursuing other educational initiatives at DU to prevent gender violence and educate community members, please email [email protected]. You can also email their advisor, Andrea Thyrring, at [email protected] or 303-871-7442.