Loyola University Chicago recognizes that creating a culture free of gender-based violence requires a multi-pronged approach to prevention. Below are just a few of the University initiatives aimed at the prevention of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking:
Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates/Graduates is an mandatory online course for all incoming undergraduate students at Loyola. It was developed on the idea that all students have something to gain from learning about sexual assault and being more actively involved in prevention. This training focuses on empowering students on campus to promote the safe, healthy communities we all want to be part of.
This 50-minute training is required for all incoming undergraduate students. New members in sorority and fraternity life are given additional active bystander training. Most students endorse positive attitudes and behaviors that do not support violence. This training communicates that Loyola is a community where speaking up and stepping in is expected and delivers three easy methods for successfully and safely intervening. There are many ways to be an active bystander.
Loyola recognizes that our athletes have an important role on campus as leaders. Thus, each year, all athletes receive additional training on consent, healthy relationships, rape culture, active bystandership, and stalking.
CHANGE is a sponsored-student organization out of the Wellness Center. CHANGE focuses on creating quality and student-centered programming around the prevention of and response to gender-based violence. Visit CHANGE's page to learn about upcoming programs.
In the United States, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal of DVAM is to raise public awareness about relationship violence and to educate communities on prevention. Each October, Loyola puts on multiple programs to encourage awareness, support survivors, and further prevention.
In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on prevention. Each April, Loyola puts on multiple programs to encourage dialogue, support survivors, and further prevention.