Prevention and Education Programming

Awareness and Prevention Presentations

Sexual misconduct prevention programs are offered in a variety of formats and designed to meet the needs of students at various key points during their tenure at UAlbany. Some programs are designed for freshmen audiences and offered during the two day Summer Orientation. Other programs are offered throughout the year, such as large scale presentations with nationally recognized guest presenters or targeted campus programming, such as during Sex Sense Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All programs are tailored to college students and raise awareness on such topics as: sexual assault, relationship violence, barriers to seeking services, healthy relationships, and information about resources that are available on and off campus.

The Project SHAPE: Sexual Health and Peer Education program is a group of 50 student volunteer who present over 100 educational programs on campus on sexual violence topics, sexuality and sexual health. Members complete an accredited full-year training course. To request a program or class presentation, contact Carol Stenger, Director of the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence and the founder and Director of Project SHAPE, at (518)442-CARE.

Protocol Training

Some students may approach a trusted faculty or staff member after they’ve been assaulted. In other circumstances, residence assistants, peer educators, or other student first responders may be the first to learn that a student has been sexually assaulted. Protocol training programs are designed to educate faculty as well as professional and student staff on the Sexual Violence Response Policy. Training also addresses common concerns related to handling disclosures, campus and community resources, and prevention efforts to help reduce incidents of sexual misconduct and assist students in reporting sexual misconduct.