College Resources & Organizations
College campus activism on sexual assault and domestic violence are at an all time high, and many students-turned-activists have created national resources to provide tools and help for others students wanting to make a difference on their own campus! Check out the list of organizations championing to make a difference. Their websites have tools, materials, graphics, and information to help jumpstart your own activism or help change the direction of your own campus group.
End Rape on Campus is a national organization providing confidential, complimentary resources to survivors, parents, alumni, and faculty seeking support. The mission of EROC is to provide free, direct support to campus activists who are filing federal complaints, like Title IX, to the Office for Civil Rights, and/or Clery complaints in order to hold colleges and universities accountable for their handling of sexual violations.
Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence. Running on grassroots energy, we educate students across the country about their civil right to education free from sexual violence and harassment while also pushing policy and legislative change on the national level for better federal enforcement of that same right. Know Your IX fills the gap between the law on the books and survivors on the ground: we work to educate our fellow students about their rights and empower them to take action for safety and equality on campus; and bring students’ voices, experiences, and concerns to policy makers writing the next chapter in Title IX’s history.
Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. Run by a volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual;in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizer.
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE believes that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, envisioning a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. To promote this needed conversation, they create art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. According the Huffington Post, “FORCE is doing a good job with a hard to digest topic, capturing the public imagination with their tactics.” They also created and organized The Monument Quilt, a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories of rape and abuse.
Through their Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (BWTRC), the Black Women’s Blueprint Project aims to secure political and economic equality in American society.
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse.
The Clery Center educates and trains campus stakeholders about safety, prevention, peer intervention and Clery Act compliance. Clery Act compliance requires an understanding of counting and collecting crime statistics, emergency notification and timely warning policy, generation of an annual security report, and adherence to the campus sexual assault victim bill of rights.
Loveisrespect mobilizes parents, educators, peers and survivors to proactively raise awareness on healthy dating behaviors and how to identify unhealthy and abusive patterns. Through trainings, toolkits, and curriculum, we are growing community educators and advocates to promote healthy relationships and prevent future patterns of abuse.
Men Can Stop Rape offers individualized training and technical assistance to grantees on engaging men in the prevention of gender based violence. Trainings can include, but are not limited to: Coordinated Community Response team trainings on effective approaches to engaging men in prevention activities, training, and community awareness; workshops for campus students on raising awareness about rape as a men’s issue; and general information to OVW Campus Program grantees.
Founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, One Love works with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.
- Green Dot A prevention strategy that can be adapted to different communities.
- PreventConnect This national online project is dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Haven—Understanding Sexual Assault Online training for college students on sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
Student Success’s Sexual Assault Prevention program Student Success works with over 300 colleges and universities, creating research-driven, video-based online prevention programs that resonate with students intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
- Loveisrespect High School and Middle School Educator Toolkits Educator toolkits provide guidance to middle school and high school educators who want to lead these discussions in their schools about healthy relationships, communication, conflict resolution and more, and can be used on their own or as a supplement to a larger curriculum.
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