Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention Workshop

While live workshops have concluded for the year, we are providing another opportunity to complete this training at a time that works best for you. You may login to the Ability system and watch the video version of the workshop to complete your training and receive credit.

If you have any questions about accessing the video, we have provided additional instructions in our downloadable resources.

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention workshop is required for undergraduate students in their 1st year at MSU, including transfer students. There are specialized workshops that focus on LBGTQ+ and International students as well. This workshop defines gender-based violence, explains university policies, and resources available on campus and in the community. This workshop will define the terms and discuss ways to intervene and begin changing the culture to help create a violence-free community.

Students will receive an email with instructions about how to register for these workshops.

The goals of the SARV Prevention Workshop include:

  • Creating awareness of and establish a definition of sexual assault, rape, and relationship violence at MSU
  • Educating MSU students about the programs and resources available on campus and in the community
  • Empowering MSU students to become active in their daily lives in the prevention of gender-based violence by providing applicable strategies of intervention
  • Educating all students to understand that they each share a responsibility in the prevention of sexual violence and the creation of a safe community

There are also two specialized versions of the SARV Prevention Workshop:

SARV Prevention for International Students: The International Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention workshop is an alternative to the SARV Prevention Workshop for all audiences. This workshop has been specially written as an additional option for international students who are new to the United States. It defines gender-based violence, explains university policies, and resources available on campus and in the community with an added focus on international student audiences. There is also a handout if students would like to follow along.


SARV Prevention for LBGTQ Students: The LBGTQIA+ Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention workshop is an alternative to the SARV Prevention Workshop for all audiences. This workshop has been specifically written as an additional option for LBGTQIA+ students on campus. It defines what gender-based violence, explains university policies, and resources available on campus and in the community with an added focus on LBGTQIA+ audiences.

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