Sexual Violence Education Prevention

Sexual violence is prohibited within Minnesota State including Bemidji State University. To effectively and efficiently address sexual violence prevention, intervention and response education, three departments across campus have unified leveraging a practical framework. The Investigation Office, the Student Center for Health and Counseling, and the Department of Athletics, all have important responsibilities in addressing sexual violence.

Why we do the work

Sexual and Relationship Violence on University campuses

Campus sexual relationship violence are serious public health issues that adversely affect college and university students because students cannot learn in an atmosphere in which they do not feel safe. Sexual and relationship violence comprise a continuum of behaviors that include,sexual/gender harassment, sexual coercion, sexual abuse, stalking, sexual assault, and rape. Victims/survivors of sexual and relationship violence may experience barriers to academic success, lower graduation rates, health problems, persistent mental health issues, and fear of retaliation.

How we do the work

We do this work by implementing a variety of sexual violence prevention training and educational programs using best practices and resources from key organizations. Sexual Violence Prevention Training is a required program supported by Bemidji State University and designed to prevent violence, privacy violations, and harassment by fostering a safe and civil campus community. This training is intended to enhance your success at Bemidji State University by providing information about health and safety, responsible decision-making, university resources and support services.

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