Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention Workshop - 1st year on campus

Register for your SARV Prevention Workshop

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention Workshop promotes safety and improves quality of life by educating students on sexual assault and relationship violence, eliminating violence on campus, empowering students to become advocates for a non-violent community and positively affecting social change. The SARV Prevention Workshop is required for all first-year and transfer students. The program offers a forum for students to engage in conversation and be educated about college social life, and allows students to become active in keeping the MSU community safe.

Incoming students are required to attend the 2-hour workshop that will be facilitated by undergraduate Peer Educators. The workshop will explore the definitions of sexual and relationship violence, and offer ways in which students can become active bystanders in the prevention of sexual violence from occurring to themselves, their friends, and their peers. In this workshop students will be together for the first half and then split into two rooms, men and women. Other sessions without a gender split are also available. 

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: This workshop has been specially written for international students who are new to the United States. We recognize that MSU has a large percentage of international students and many countries have different perspectives about sex, sexual assault and relationship violence. This workshop is similar to the general workshop but has an added focus of issues faced by international students in regards to gender-based violence. A read-along script is available for students who have difficulty with English proficiency.
  • SARV Prevention for LBGTQ Students: This workshop has been specially written for LBGTQ students on our campus. It explores the intersections of gender identity, sexual identity, and gender-based violence. This workshop is gender neutral and has community specific statistics and scenarios written by LGBTQ students.

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