Education

Providence College is committed to offering our community programming and events that educate and build awareness about sexual misconduct and relationship violence. We’re constantly developing and evaluating our programming, so if you have thoughts on different ways to reach out and educate our PC community, we welcome your suggestions. Please contact Dr. James Campbell, the Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Compliance (James.Campbell@providence.edu) to share your ideas. Listed below are programs and materials recently conducted and/or currently available to PC students.

  • Bystander Intervention Programs
    • All incoming students participate in the Step UP! Friar Family Bystander Intervention Program as part of new student orientation.
    • The College is in the process of conducting additional bystander training sessions for all Division 1 Varsity athletes, as well as for all club sport athletes.
    • In the Fall of 2015, Providence College was awarded a grant from the Avon Foundation to assist with the continued development of bystander intervention programming.
  • New Student Orientation – In addition to bystander intervention training, new student orientation includes intensive programming on alcohol misuse, consent, and sexual assault prevention.
  • Campus Climate Survey – Administered in Spring 2015 and Spring 2016. Results were shared with the campus community during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2017 semesters.  The survey will be administered again in the Spring of 2018.
  • Faculty/Staff Resource Folders – Distributed to faculty/staff members during group meetings and trainings to explain key Title IX information, explain mandatory reporting responsibilities, and provide resource contact information.
  • Transition of sexual assault task force to ongoing Title IX advisory group.
  • Public Safety – Trained sexual assault investigators from the Office of Public Safety work in conjunction with a trained independent investigator on Title IX cases.
  • Revision of community standards procedures to lessen the burden on complainants while assuring fairness for all (see Section VII of the Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence Policy).
  • Viewings of The Hunting Ground – held for faculty, staff, and student leaders in the spring of 2015.
  • On-campus speakers
    • Michael Kimmel – Fall 2015
    • Don McPherson – Spring 2015