office of citizenship education

Prevention Programs

Sexual assault/harassment/misconduct prevention is part of the college's annual orientation program and the college hosts and facilitates speakers and films that address this topic as part of its regular programming – through the offices of Student Activities, Campus Safety, Citizenship Education, and Residential Education.

Below you will find descriptions of some of the prevention programs offered through the Office of Citizenship Education. If you have questions about a program or would like to request a program, please contact Citizenship Education.

Prevention Programs:

Invisible Line on Campus: Sexual Harassment Prevention Program

A sexual harassment prevention program that includes definition of terms, vignettes outlining continuum from positive interactions to assault, and intervention techniques.
This program is approximately 90 minutes.

The Line

A one night stand far from home goes terribly wrong. As the filmmaker unravels her experience, she decides to confront her attacker.

Told through a “sex-positive” lens, The Line is a documentary about a young woman – the filmmaker- who is raped, but her story isn't cut and dry. Not a “perfect victim,” the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today's “rape culture.” The film asks the question: where is the line defining consent?
This program is approximately 60 minutes.

Reasons to Leave Your Lover: Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

This interactive program reviews the spectrum of relationship behaviors and, through audience participation and discussion, the line between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Participants will identify warning signs of dating violence and learn strategies for intervention. This program is approximately 60 minutes.

Rape Aggression and Defense (R.A.D.)

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) provides women the opportunity to learn self-defense strategies and techniques in a friendly supportive atmosphere, allowing them to participate at will and at their own pace. The course consists of four sessions, each three hours long, for a total of twelve hours. The first nine hours of the course are required to be considered a graduate. The last session is full contact simulation where confidence from previous instruction is gained through practical application. The course is taught by RAD certified instructors and a minimal registration fee is charged. The fee includes all materials and a lifetime "return and practice free" policy honored at any RAD program in the U.S. or Canada. RAD systems is a nationally recognized program based in Poquoson, Virginia with over one thousand instructors at various colleges, universities and police departments in the U.S. and Canada.
[facilitated by Campus Safety]

Searching for Angela Shelton: The movie that breaks the silence about abuse

In the uplifting and multiple award-winning documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton, filmmaker Angela Shelton drives around the United States surveying other Angela Sheltons. She discovers that 70% of the Angela Sheltons she speaks to are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. Angela Shelton's survey of women becomes a journey of self-discovery during which she decides to finally confront her own past and her abusive father – on Father's Day.
This program is approximately 90 minutes.

Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol

Through the showing of the powerful film, "Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol" with Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne, presenters will reframe misperceptions about alcohol use on college campuses and explain the differing effects of alcohol on women and men. In addition, participants will examine the role of alcohol in sexual assault, the meaning of consent, and how incapacitation nullifies consent. Resources for additional support are shared.
This program is approximately 60 minutes.

Step UP! CSC: Bystander Empowerment

A focus on building and maintaining the CSC community through empowering students to be alert to "red flags," and providing students the tools to help others by knowing resources and referring others to those resources.

Employee Training

Employees go through a sexual harassment prevention training program facilitated by the college's Human Resources department.

Resources for victim/survivors

Baird Health and Counseling Center – Offers support, medical and counseling services to victim/survivors and serves as a liaison to the New London Hospital.

Campus Safety – Conducts investigations, administers campus Non-Contact Orders, provides information about and serves as a liaison to the New London Police Department and New London Hospital.

Citizenship Education – Offers support, provides information about the college's conduct system, arranges and facilitates hearings to address allegations of harassment/misconduct/assault, provides information about and serves as a liaison to the Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire (CCCNH) – Provides crisis counseling, court advocacy, and support groups for victims/survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence or stalking. Provides confidential 24-hour service via sexual assault crisis line: 1-866-841-6229. www.cccnh.org