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POE Department & Mission Focus

“Empowering community commitment to prevent gender-based violence through
education, outreach and social change."

Examples of these efforts include:

  • Upholding, exceeding and developing best practice models for prevention.
  • Providing required prevention training and requested advance topic trainings for faulty and staff across the university.
  • Innovative programming and educational initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students in multiple learning formats.
  • Creating specialized Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) prevention training for MSU Health Care to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, students, and patients.
  • Developing, facilitating and engaging with community-specific workshops, programs, and initiatives.


Examples of these efforts include:

  • Raising awareness on navigating the MSU RVSM & Title IX policy and obligations, and support survivors during disclosures.
  • Collaborating and engaging with university and community partners through membership in strategic planning groups, leadership initiatives and task forces focused on tangible outcomes.
  • Creating opportunities for students to engage in developing, facilitating and improving prevention initiatives across the university community.
  • Uplifting the potential impacts of gender-based violence rooted in systems of power and privilege to deepen university community understanding [of this type of violence].

Examples of these efforts include:

  • Providing advanced learning opportunities for faculty and staff to engage as a community around topics of gender-based violence.
  • Addressing the impact of gender-based violence within units with the intention of developing pathways for positive change and preventing future harm from occurring.
  • Collaboratively identifying university-wide needs through hosting listening sessions, trainings and interventions based on trends across units and the university.
  • Creating opportunities for students to gain more knowledge and be leaders within the university community and become global agents of change.
  • Continuous training and collaborating with partners in the field.

For more information on our prevention education programs, please review our annual-reports