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Prevention Initiatives and Programs

Prevention Initiatives and Programs

The mission of Prevention Initiatives and Programming at the University of Chicago is to promote healthy gender relations through dialogue and education, and to work towards the elimination of sexual and relationship violence. The scope of issues these prevention initiatives and programming address is quite broad, ranging from healthy relationships (including communication and sexual decision-making), bystander intervention, and the prevention and awareness of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence.

Prevention Initiatives and Programming provides the campus community with a wide range of informative and helpful programming aimed at combatting sexual and relationship violence. To this end, the Office disseminates information about policies and resources, hosts interactive, educational workshops and activities, and collaborates with like-missioned student groups. The Office trains students from all degree programs and divisions with the skills they need to become effective peer educators through the Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Programming Center.


Bystander Intervention

Awareness Months

Campus Engagement

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In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, please see:

The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing, by calling 773.702.5671, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5525 S. Ellis Ave., Suite B, Chicago, IL 60637.

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