Violence prevention toolkit for faculty & staff

As faculty and staff, we’re in a unique position to shape the climate of the university. We typically stay in the area and at the university longer, and many of us are in frequent contact with students.

When it comes to violence prevention, there are many ways faculty and staff help set the tone for students. You can play a critical role in efforts to reduce sex- and gender-based violence on campus.

Stalking, intimate partner violence and sexual assault are complex, difficult problems to address and it’s easy to become discouraged.

We firmly believe that while no one can do everything to stop violence, everyone can do something. To get started, check out our toolkit below for ideas and resources you can use in the year ahead.

For faculty

  • Use your syllabus. Link to Cougar Health Services and the Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO) in your syllabus. OEO provides sample syllabus language about campus policy prohibiting discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
  • Need to cancel class? Call us! If you’re ill or planning to be out, request a workshop on violence prevention from our health promotion team.
  • Have a discussion. Talk with your class, student workers, and colleagues about interpersonal violence.
  • Encourage Green Dot participation. Consider providing extra credit to students who attend Green Dot training.

 For all employees

By taking action in our everyday lives, we can all do something to help stop violence on our campus.