Prevention & Education
Who we are & What we do
The Prevention and Education Coordinator and Peer Advocates offer a variety of innovative initiatives and best practices to educate and build awareness around complex issues of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, stalking, alcohol education and bystander education. Our goals are to:
• develop education and prevention strategies to broaden the awareness of the rape culture, and to decrease the incidence of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking on UW-Platteville's campus
• develop education and prevention strategies to broaden awareness on alcohol and other drugs
• develop education and prevention strategies to broaden and create a culture of care through active and engaged bystanders
• educate on healthy relationships, healthy sexual practices, and consent
• create a safer campus environment through participation in policy development and advocacy
• serve as a referral source to campus and community services for sexual assault survivors and concerned others
• encourage active involvement in prevention efforts by UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, and community members
WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENDING GENDER-BASED DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE AND PROVIDING SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR OUR SURVIVORS AND OUR COMMUNITY.
Every UW-Platteville student has the right to pursue their academic, social, and work activities without fear or intimidation. While any form of unwanted sexual behavior and violence can be difficult to discuss, sexual violence is an issue that exists on college campuses and in communities throughout the country. The Prevention and Education Coordinator and Peer Advocates are dedicated to providing education and prevention opportunities for all of us to help contribute to a safe, inclusive and healthy campus.
UW-Platteville does not tolerate sexual violence or harassment. As Pioneers, we respect each other and take care of each other. We get affirmative consent before engaging in sexual activity and when we see someone in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation, we intervene or call for help.
Please find the drop down under the prevention and education page to see our inititatives, current programs, how to get involved and any other questions you may have.
Together, we can all make a difference. UW-Platteville is our campus, is our home. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home.