Two new initiatives at Case Western Reserve University are underway to meet the goal of preventing power-based personal violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner/domestic partner violence, stalking and harassment.
“We Are CWRU” campaign
Representatives from various CWRU departments are working together to design the “We Are CWRU” social norming campaign, spreading the message that violence is not tolerated in our community.
Faculty, staff, students and groups are invited to participate in the campaign.
Participants will be photographed around campus, either as individuals or as part of a group. They will have the opportunity to identify individual and group identities, involvements on campus and select the community commitment statement that most aligns with their values.
Representatives from the following departments are designing the campaign:
- Center for Civic Engagement & Learning
- Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
- Office of Greek Life
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Office of Residence Life
- Office of Title IX
- Office of Undergraduate Studies
- School of Law
- Student Activities & Leadership
- Student Affairs Operations & Planning
- University Health & Counseling Services
Green Dot is a national bystander intervention strategy to prevent power-based personal violence. It empowers participants to make observations, draw conclusions and take safe actions toward intervention in uncertain situations. Case Western Reserve University is now a Green Dot Campus.
CWRU Green Dot is offering Faculty and Staff Overview Sessions through May. The goal is to have 10 percent of faculty and staff participate in an overview session before the start of the fall semester, when Green Dot will begin offering bystander intervention workshops for students.
Sessions will be held:
- Friday, April 7, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in Nord Hall, Room 356;
- Wednesday, April 26, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248 (Flora Stone Mather Center for Women);
- Thursday, May 4, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115; and
- Wednesday, May 17, 3 to 4:15 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248 (Flora Stone Mather Center for Women).
CWRU Green Dot also will schedule specific sessions for departments and groups. To RSVP for an open session or schedule one for a department or group, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit CWRU Green Dot on OrgSync.