Take Back The Night

Take Back the Night is a national event to raise awareness about violence against women and to demonstrate solidarity with survivors. As part of this event, personal testimonials by survivors of sexual violence and/or domestic violence are read either by the survivors themselves or by someone else so that the survivors may remain anonymous.

Consent Defined

This one-hour presentation by the Title IX Coordinator uses Furman’s policies to educate students on the Student Conduct Code and definition of effective consent.  Presentation is effective for classroom presentations and student organization workshops/seminars.

Step Up Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention Leadership Training is a program presented by the Julie Valentine Center that teaches participants about determinants of prosocial behavior and makes students more aware of why they sometimes do not intervene in social situations. This bystander intervention training empowers students with tools to confidently intervene when they see troubling behavior. Step Up covers topics surrounding sexual assault, consent, healthy relationships, and gender stereotypes through role-plays and scenarios.

Healthy Sexuality

A program presented by the Julie Valentine Center that discusses, consent, healthy relationships, communication, boundaries, and gender stereotypes. This program is presented to facilitate non-judgmental and open conversations between the facilitator and college students. While this program addresses the specific topics listed above, time can be allotted to facilitate a brief Q&A for participants.

Refuse to be a Victim

The Furman Police Department offers a program that teaches students about situational awareness and crime prevention.

Recognize and Escape Danger (RED) Class

The Furman Police Department offers a program that teaches students about situational awareness and basic self-defense.

Basic Self-Defense Class

The Furman Police Department contracts with a local Black Belt Karate Instructor to facilitate a basic self-defense class annually.  This class compliments the “Refuse to be a Victim” program.

Training Opportunities

The Title IX Office, in partnership with the Julie Valentine Center, offers a number of training opportunities and educational sessions for students, faculty, staff and other members of the Furman community. Please use the button below to request training on any of the following topics:

  • Sexual Misconduct Policy Overview
  • Consent and Incapacitation
  • Bystander Intervention (Step Up! Program)
  • Healthy Relationships
  • How to Help a Friend—Resources and Options for Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment

You also can request customized training on a particular issue, such as Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct on Study Away Programs.


Training for Individuals Involved in the Title IX Process

The Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and individuals who serve as investigators, hearing board members, appeals board members or alternative resolution facilitators all complete extensive and regular training on issues related to sexual misconduct and conducting a fair and appropriate grievance process.