Sexual Misconduct Education and Prevention

Civil Rights Compliance (CRC) strives to develop and implement inclusive, evidence-based prevention strategies for students, faculty, and staff, as well as collaborate with on and off-campus partners to stop sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

From preventing sexual misconduct before it occurs to reducing the initial and lasting impact on those involved and the larger Central Washington University (CWU) community, prevention happens in many ways at CWU.

CWU Sexual Misconduct Prevention

  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination- Training for Employees

    Treating People with Dignity and Respect is a mandatory training for all employees of CWU, which takes a deeper look at prevention strategies and provides information about building a more positive and respectful workplace.

  • Responsible Employee Training for CWU Staff and Faculty

    Responsible Employee training is provided virtually and/or presented by a member of the Civil Rights Compliance team. Types of Responsible Employee trainings are further outlined below. Utilize the "Learning" tab in myCWU or contact Civil Rights Compliance for more information.

    1. Introductory Responsible Employee training provides a big picture overview of types of sexual misconduct, reporting options, responsible employee reporting requirements, what happens after a report, as well as how to respond to a student disclosure in a trauma-informed way.
    2. Advanced Responsible Employee trainings provide active learning opportunities to select employees that commonly receive sexual misconduct disclosures; also available upon request.
      • Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct Disclosures
      • Navigating Personal Bias and Responding to Disclosures in a Trauma-Informed, Inclusive way
    3. Special Topic Responsible Employee trainings are provided to all members of the CWU employee community throughout the academic year based on history, heritage, or awareness months, as well as campus trends and areas of growth. Past topics have included:
      • Barriers to Reporting Sexual Misconduct and Patterns of Disclosure
      • Stalking: Know it, Name it, Stop it (during National Stalking Awareness Month)

    Any member of the CWU community can request a Responsible Employee Training for their office or department. If you would like to discuss or request a Responsible Employee training session for your staff, please contact Civil Rights Compliance.

  • Get Inclusive "Voices for Change" Training for Students

    Voices for Change is an online learning experience that exceeds Title IX compliance to help build academic communities of engaged bystanders who can identify harmful situations, and have the motivation and skills needed to intervene.

    With a focus on self-reflection and concept application, Voices for Change weaves bystander engagement and intervention throughout four topic areas that can be used independently or as a single, comprehensive course.

    • All new CWU students are required to complete a Voices of Change module in Canvas called "Bystander Intervention and Sexual Violence Prevention"; all current CWU students also have access to the resources and education provided in the Canvas course.
  • Student Training Facilitated by PATH

    PATH (Prevention-Advocacy-Training-Healing) provides students with Bystander Intervention Training, a Sex and Relationship Education Workshop, as well as programs throughout the academic year.

  • University Police and Public Safety Rape Aggression Defense Program

    University Police and Public Safety provides a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course, which is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women.

General Requests for Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Training

Any member of the CWU community can request a training related to Sexual Misconduct & Title IX training for their group or department. Trainings can either presented virtually or in-person.

  • For student training, please contact Katie Parks, Assistant Director for Violence Prevention and Response in the Office of Health Promotion.
  • For employee training, please contact Laura Brant, Deputy Title IX Coordinator in Civil Rights Compliance.

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