Our approach to sexual violence prevention is unique. It is student-led, calling on students to actively engage with each other. Sexual violence on campus is a systemic problem rooted in social norms and it requires social solutions. Passively viewing video content, listening to experts, or watching performances does not adequately equip students to address this real-world issue. Ultimately, students are the ones who have the power to bring about change on campus, and our methodology is built around this reality.
Informed-U provides the framework for learning but puts the actual learning experience in the hands of students. We train a cohort of student facilitators on your campus to deliver discussion-based learning sessions to groups of six to eight students at a time. While the facilitator manages the process and logistics of the 1.5 to 2 hour sessions, participants take the lead in running it. Working through a variety of important topics, they
share their experiences and beliefs
challenge each other’s opinions
collaborate around strategies
take part in group activities
and create action plans for change.
The social, interactive, and personalized nature of the experience makes it one students won't forget. They leave their sessions with a broader perspective and deeper understanding of sexual violence and misconduct, and also with strategies they have worked through together for how they can make a difference. The result is a stronger community and greater commitment to improving campus culture.
Find out more about how our program works.