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Illinois State University does not condone violence or incivility against others. Well-being and safety is a priority for all members of our campus community. We aim to provide the finest education and college experience in a safe, respectful, environment that supports your well-being at all levels. It takes all of us to create a caring community that respects all of its members. This page provides a brief overview of prevention programming coordinated by Health Promotion and Wellness.


Sexual Violence Climate Survey

In late fall 2016 a Sexual Violence Climate Survey will be emailed to all students of Illinois State University. A Sexual Violence Climate Survey is a best practice intervention and is recommended by The Whitehouse and Office of Civil Rights. This climate survey aims to collect information from the campus in order to support students and improve education and prevention efforts around violence. The survey is not mandatory, we do hope you will take the time to provide your feedback about this important issue. Contact Nikki Brauer at with questions.



Violence Prevention Training - Offered Annually to all Students

In response to changes in Title IX and the federal requirements for universities as prescribed by the Campus SaVE Act, all Illinois State University students, staff, and faculty will be required to complete training addressing sexual assault, sexual consent, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. The student training is the Consent and Respect course.

For new, incoming students and transfer students the Consent and Respect course is offered when the Alcohol Wise course is offered at the beginning of August each year.

For returning (not new) and graduate students, Consent and Respect will be offered in September each academic year. This course will need to be completed each year students are enrolled in classes. The 2016 course will launch on Monday, September 12. Students will be notified via email from the Vice President for Student Affairs. If you have not received an emailwithlogin information, please contact 3rd Millennium Classrooms at (888) 810-7990 or email

Staff and faculty training is included in the Annual Crime Reporting training held in October each year.

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Redbird Respect: Create a Caring Community with Bystander Training


Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to help someone, but you didn't? You may have experienced the bystander effect. The bystander effect is the paradox in which the great the number of people around in a crisis or risky situation, the less likely anyone will actually intervene and help.

What prevents us from helping is complicated. There are five steps we need to take.

  1. Find out what is going on. If something seems suspicious, it probably is.
  2. Take responsibility for dealing with the situation. Call the police, yell for help--do something.
  3. Know how to help. If you aren't sure what to do, find someone who does such as the police or someone in charge.
  4. Decide to help--step up! You may save someone's life or prevent assault.
  5. Notice something is happening. Be present and aware of your surroundings.

Bystander intervention training is available for student groups and organizations as well as faculty and staff. Bystander training teaches strategies and techniques to intervene directly or indirectly in both emergency and non-emergency situations. The training also helps participants develop the skills and confidence to safely help others. To schedule, email or call Kerri at (309) 438-7273.

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