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Health & Counseling Center

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

Open BOSS Trainings
The BOSS 101 workshop teaches practical bystander intervention skills that students can use to prevent violence from happening in our community. Our upcoming trainings are open to anyone interested in bystander intervention, as well as students looking to fulfill their organization's requirements as set forth by USG.

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm in Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women (CWC) room 160
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm in Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women (CWC) room 160

The Vagina Monologues
Part of Love, Sex, and Health week, join DU students as they put on The Vagina Monologues. This year's theme is resistance, and ticket sales will benefit the local organization Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) and the global organization VDAY.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Each year, DU recognizes sexual assault awareness month through programs and community education. Visit for more info!

BOSS Peer Educators

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