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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in our efforts to provide support for survivors of sexual violence as well as in education around the elimination of sexual violence in our community. Please visit the following links for more information on how you can get involved.

Below is a list of training and educational workshops that the Office of Violence Prevention offers. Please contact prevention@utulsa.edu to schedule a program.  

Bringing in the Bystander  

Learning Objectives:  

  • Participants will understand what a bystander is. 
  • Participants will understand the concept of bystander intervention.  
  • Participants will learn about their role as a bystander, especially as it relates to sexual violence. 
  • Participants will understand steps to bystander intervention and different ways to intervene. 
  • Participants will learn how to apply bystander intervention techniques to various scenarios. 

Safe Zone 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Participants will learn terminology and the importance of language in relation to creating affirming environments for LGBTQI folks.  
  • Participants will learn the difference between gender and sexuality and be able to identify the difference between the L, G, B, Q, and the T of LGBTQ. 
  • Participants will learn how to describe the difference between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and attraction and why it is helpful and important to recognize these different components within gender. 
  • Participants will be able to reflect and discuss what groups may have limited access to privileges and the effect that lack of access may have on an individual or groups of people. 

Consent Workshop 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Participants will be able to know what consent is and what consent is not. 
  • Participants will learn about factors that influence consent.  
  • Participants will learn how to obtain consent. 
  • Participants will learn how to provide consent. 
  • Participants will apply their knowledge to various scenarios related to consent.

Dating and Domestic Violence Workshop 

Learning Objectives 

  • Participants will learn what dating violence is, the prevalence rates, and college campus prevalence rates. 
  • Participants will learn about different forms of dating violence. 
  • Participants will learn how dating violence affects systemically marginalized groups. 
  • Participants will learn how dating violence affects victims. 
  • Participants will learn about resources related to dating violence.  

Stalking Workshop 

Learning Objectives 

  • Participants will learn what stalking is, the prevalence rates, and what it can look like.  
  • Participants will hear examples of stalking and how to identify stalking.  
  • Participants will learn how stalking relate to intimate partner violence and the impact stalking has on the victim. 
  • Participants will learn what they can do if they experience stalking.  
  • Participants will learn about resources related to stalking.  

Healthy Interactions 

Learning Objectives 

  • Participants will learn characteristics of a healthy relationship.  
  • Participants will learn the red flags and green flags in relationships.  
  • Participants will learn about boundaries and spend time reflecting on their own.  
  • Participants will learn how to engage in effective and healthy communication.  
  • Participants will apply the information they learn by role-playing multiple scenarios.  

*All programs can be tailored to your organization/department 

*If your organization/department needs training/education on an interpersonal-violence-related topic that is not listed above, please reach out to prevention@utulsa.edu to let us know how we can support.  

Join a Student Advocacy Group

The Student Alliance for Violence Education (SAVE) is a TU student organization focused on the prevention of interpersonal violence and promotion of awareness of issues related to violence. This student organization regularly sponsors events within this mission and routinely collaborates with the Advocacy Alliance on sexual violence prevention efforts on TU’s campus and in the larger community.

Become a Student Trainer

Students completing both the 90-minute and 4.5 hour Bringing in the Bystander programs are eligible to participate in Advocacy Alliance programming efforts as student trainers. Completion of these trainings and follow-up support and mentorship from more established trainers will support you in your goal of providing information and programming to others students on campus.

Please contact Kelsey Hancock, 918-631-2324 at kelsey-hancock@utulsa.edu for more information about becoming a student trainer.

TU Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice

This interdisciplinary research institute brings together scholars, scientists, professionals, and students. We strive to be a center for foundational knowledge about trauma and adversity that is informed by diverse perspectives. The institute also provides resources and support to learn more about sexual violence.

Please contact TITAN by email or by phone at 918-631-2875 for additional information about getting involved in research and programming related to sexual violence.

Campus Security

Campus Security offers a number of resources around self-defense. While the Advocacy Alliance recognizes that sexual violence is never the fault of the survivor, self defense can be more generally helpful in making individuals feel like they have more skills and resources to protect themselves from violence. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. A comprehensive, women-only course, R.A.D. training begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance before introducing the basics of hands-on defense training. Learn more about the R.A.D. Program.

The University of Tulsa works with Campus Security to ensure that their officers receive appropriate training to work with survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, departments that supervise student leaders, such as Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders, ensure that their students receive training in responding to sexual violence as well as bystander intervention methods.


There are many other ways that the university has actively worked to eliminate sexual violence on campus.

Please contact the Violence Prevention Program Director, Kelsey Hancock at kelsey-hancock@utulsa.edu for more information.