Sexual Assault Education & Prevention Program

Upcoming Events

Thank you for those that participated in our events in Fall 2017! We appreciate you. Please stop back as we are currently editing our website to reflect Spring 2018 events as well as Academic Year 2018-2019. 
Silent Witness Unveiling
Monday, October 2nd, 7pm
The Franciscan Center at Lourdes University
The Unveiling Ceremony honors local women and girls whose lives ended abruptly and violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner, or stalker. Each year, the Women’s Center at BGSU unveils the names and stories of these Silent Witnesses at the Unveiling Ceremony where each name and story is read in first-person.
Bringing in the Bystander Training
Wednesday, October 11th, 6pm-7:30pm
Bringing in the Bystander® is a bystander intervention workshop with a robust evidence-base. Rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the highly interactive Bringing The Bystander® curriculum uses a community responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking  may be occurring or where there may be risk that it will occur.
Purple Ribbon Campaign
Thursday, October 12, 11am-2pm
Student Union Tables
The purple ribbon is a unifying symbol of courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence/partner violence. Family, friends and community members are invited to wear a purple ribbon in honor and in support of those who have lost their lives at the hand of a person they once loved and trusted. Ribbons and t-shirts will be distributed to those who wish to take the pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence/partner violence.
The Silent Witness Project
Thursday, October 19th, 11am-2pm
Main Campus- SU Trimble Lounge
Life size silhouettes will be displayed with the stories of the women and girls who lost their loves abruptly and violently in Northwest Ohio at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner or stalker.
Be-WISE-er hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi
Wednesday, October 25, 6pm-8pm
Student Union Auditorium
A substance abuse awareness program, this year there will be having an interactive stimulation, UTMC will be present to teach those how to administer intranasal naloxone. Participants will experience a 3D multi-sensory interactive presentation that will show the devastating effects of drinking and driving. Free food will be provided and free t-shirts for the first 50 guests.
Self Defense with UTPD
Thursday, October 26th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Student Recreation Center
UT Police offers “Personal Safety and Self-Defense” class, open to all University of Toledo students, faculty, and staff. Participants will learn personal safety tips for home, office, school, or out and about as well as self-defense tactics in a safe and comfortable setting. When it comes to your personal safety there are four issues to consider:  Awareness, reduction, recognition, and avoidance.  These four represents 90% of self-defense education!
Self Defense Class – Women Only
Thursdays, October 5-26, and 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
The Eberly Center
Facilitated by retired UT police officer and certified R.A.D. instructor Jill Goldberg, this program is an internationally recognized, hands on, self-defense class designed for women that utilizes specialized simulation techniques. Participants practice these techniques to defend against an attacker. Participants are required to sign an informed-risk waiver. Please sign up ahead of time as space is limited. Free for students, $25 fee for community members.
One Love, Escalation Training with Rockets Against Sexual Assault (R.A.S.A)
Thursday, October 26th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The film will identify emotional, mental, sexual and physical abuse. The workshop consists of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a trained facilitator. 
Last Updated: 12/1/17