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:

  1. Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training

  2. 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 hpws@auburn.edu.


  3. AlphaPoint

  4. At Auburn University, all incoming students are expected to complete AlphaPoint, an online learning platform that addresses issues alcohol and drug use, mental health, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking. Built in collaboration with leading researchers and practitioners, Alphapoint 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.

    For questions or concerns please contact Health Promotion and Wellness Services at 334-844-1528 or hpws@auburn.edu


  5. Self-Defense

  6. 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.

Last Updated: May 2, 2019