Auburn University - TITLE IX
Prevention and Training for Students
The federal law known as Title IX is about more than ensuring gender equity in sports. It, in fact, prohibits sex-based discrimination in education by addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking. The law applies to everyone at Auburn University – students, faculty and staff – regardless of gender.
If you’re a student who wants to get involved in ending sexual misconduct and be an ally, here are some available programs:
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
As part of Auburn University’s efforts to prevent sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence from occurring on campus, it has implemented the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program. The goal is to permanently reduce interpersonal violence by mobilizing bystanders – faculty, staff and students – to prevent or interrupt acts of violence with proactive or reactive behaviors.
Interpersonal violence occurs when one person uses power and control over another through physical, sexual or emotional threats or actions, economic control, isolation or other kinds of coercive behavior. The Green Dot effort at Auburn University focuses on three types of interpersonal violence: sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking.
On a college campus like Auburn University, “Red Dots” represent acts of violence, while “Green Dots” represent the behaviors we as the campus community can use to counteract or eliminate violent acts. With national statistics showing,
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will be the victim of domestic/dating violence
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men will be sexually assaulted
- 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be the victim of stalking
Now is the time to change the campus culture, creating an environment where violence – of any kind – is NOT tolerated. To do this, everyone at Auburn University needs to do their part in insuring the Green Dots outnumber the Red Dots on our campus.
The Green Dot program has been shown to reduce sexual violence on college campuses by 50 percent. A more detailed overview can be found here. For more information or to learn how to become involved in Green Dot at Auburn University, contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness Services at 334-844-1528 or email@example.com.
At Auburn University, all incoming students are required to complete Haven– Understanding Sexual Assault, an online learning platform that addresses the issues of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking. Built in collaboration with leading researchers and practitioners, Haven is an interactive module designed to educate students about the elements of healthy relationships, the importance of sexual consent and the role of bystanders in creating safe, healthy communities.
With data from the National Institute of Justice showing that 1 in 5 college women (and 1 in 16 men) will experience some form of non-consensual sexual activity by graduation, the widespread impact of sexual violence on students presents an urgent and pressing challenge for all college campuses.
At Auburn University, incoming students are expected to complete AlcoholEdu, which inspires them to reflect on and consider changing their drinking habits. Today, AlcoholEdu is used on more than 500 campuses and by 36 percent of all first-year students at America’s four-year higher education institutions.
The School of Kinesiology offers PHED 2200: Self Defense for Women as an elective.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office offers the Rape Aggression Defense program. For information, call 334-749-5651.
See Programs and Trainings by Request for more information on how to request training.