VAWPP Workshops




VAWPP workshops are interactive discussions, facilitated by peers or professional staff, which explore the continuum of gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence. Grounded in social justice and feminist perspective, workshops invite all campus stakeholders to examine their role in ending gender-based violence by addressing its root causes in oppression.




The following workshops are currently available:


  1. Consent 201*:
    Facilitator(s): VAWPP Peer Facilitators
    Duration: 50-75 minutes
    This workshop is designed to expand on concepts first-year students were introduced to at Orientation, inviting participants to think critically about common patterns of communication around requests, negotiation, pressure, and coercion. Facilitators utilize fun, interactive activities to foster discussion around gender stereotypes, power dynamics, and sexual and romantic scripts. *Core Component Workshop for FYE.
  1. Power and Control (in Relationships):
    Facilitator(s): VAWPP Peer Facilitators and/or Professional Staff
    Duration: 50-75 minutes
    This workshop invites participants to make connections between stereotypical gender expectations and unhealthy relationship patterns. Participants will gain: greater understanding of the various forms of relationship abuse and how they manifest, tools for assessing the health of their own connections, and proficiency in providing support to friends or family members who may be experiencing relationship violence.
  1. Gender & Violence in the Media:
    Facilitator(s): VAWPP Peer Facilitators and/or Professional Staff
    Duration: 50-75 minutes
    Television, film, music, podcasts, social media platforms – most of us consume one or more of these outlets every day. This workshop facilitates critical dialogue around mainstream media and its effects on gender socialization and rape-supportive culture. Participants will gain critical consumption tools, and confidence in interrupting attitudes and behaviors that normalize and excuse gender-based violence.
  1. Sexual Harassment Prevention and Education Training
    Trainer(s): Women’s Center Professional Staff
    Duration: 90-120 minutes
    Attendees will learn to identify various forms of gender-based violence and examine conditions that promote and/or support sexual harassment. Participants will also develop skills to initiate a dialogue on sexual harassment and strategies for sexual harassment prevention and response.
  1. Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA) Workshop
    Facilitator(s): GASA Group Facilitators
    Duration: 45-60 minutes
    This workshop serves as a preview of the semester-long GASA experience offered every spring in partnership with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Topics offered include: rape-supportive norms and values within the Greek community, impact of gender stereotypes on social power dynamics, dispelling rape myths and victim-blaming, individual and community-focused bystander intervention, and supporting victims/survivors.


*NOTE: All FYE/UNIV workshops must be scheduled through the FYE link below.