The Safer Campuses for Everyone training is part of a growing collection of open education resources for addressing sexual violence in post-secondary institutions in B.C. These resources are intended to be of use by staff, students, and faculty working in a range of contexts, including:

  • Campus sexual violence centres
  • Campus Indigenous groups
  • Accessibility services
  • Peer support workers
  • Wellness programs
  • International students and staff/faculty who work with them
  • Student leaders
  • Student organizations
  • LGBTQ2SIA+ student groups
  • Athletics and sports departments
  • Fraternities and sororities
  • Other groups that are working to prevent sexual violence on campus

Other resources in this collection are listed below.

Sexual Violence and Misconduct Resources
Training Audience Delivery Length Summary
Accountability and Repairing Relationships Individuals who have been informed that they have caused harm in the context of sexual violence One-on-one or small group facilitation Four 60-90 minute sessions (minimum) A series of educational sessions that guides learners through information and reflection activities that help them recognize the harm they have caused, learn how to be accountable, and develop the skills needed to build better relationships and support a safe and healthy campus.
Active Bystander Intervention All faculty, students, and staff Workshop One 90 minute session A workshop that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and intervene in an incident of sexual violence. Uses the 4D’s Active Bystander Intervention Model.
Consent and Sexual Violence All faculty, students, and staff Workshop One 90 minute session A workshop that explores different understandings of consent, including the legal definition. Learners have the opportunity to develop skills related to asking for and giving consent in all relationships as well as discuss strategies for creating a “culture of consent” in campus communities.
Supporting Survivors All faculty, students, and staff Workshop One 90 minute session A workshop that helps learners respond supportively and effectively to disclosures of sexual violence. Includes a discussion of available supports and resources, the difference between disclosing and. reporting, and opportunities to practice skills for responding to disclosures. Uses the Listen, Believe, Support model.

About the Safer Campuses for Everyone Training

The Safer Campuses for Everyone training is a 75 minute online, self-paced, and non-facilitated training. It was developed in an e-learning program called Articulate Rise. Individuals working in B.C. post-secondary institutions can adapt the course content in the Articulate Rise program and then share the course with learners through a learning management system (such as Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, and D2L).

The Safer Campuses for Everyone training is recommended for all members of the campus community: students, faculty, administrators, and staff. In the course, learners have the opportunity to increase their knowledge about the types and impact of sexual violence as well as examine some of the reasons why sexual violence happens. They learn about the importance of consent in all relationships and how to safely intervene to prevent sexual violence. As well, they learn about how to find support for themselves or how to support someone else who has experienced sexual violence.

The Safer Campuses for Everyone training can be downloaded from the BCcampus website. The training is based on eight key principles:

  1. Accessibility
  2. Culturally Located
  3. Decolonial Approach
  4. Evidence-Informed
  5. Gender-Inclusive
  6. Intersectionality
  7. Trauma-Informed
  8. Survivor-Centred

For more information about these principles as well as other resources on topics such as content warnings, gender-inclusive language, and accessibility that may be helpful in further adapting this training, visit Bccampus’s Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence webpage.

Course Outline

The course includes an Introduction, four modules, a Course Summary, and Resources section. There are two versions of Module 4: Supporting Survivors. Module 4a is for students; Module 4b is for faculty, staff, and administrators.

* The content in these sections will need to be customized by each post-secondary institution.

  • Welcome
  • Land Acknowledgement *
  • About This Course
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Resources
Module 1: Sexual Violence on Campuses
  • Introduction
  • Getting Started: How Much Do You Know?
  • What is Sexual Violence? *
  • Sexual Violence on Campuses
  • Taking Action on Sexual Violence
  • Knowledge Check
Module 2: Consent
  • Introduction
  • Getting Started: Everyday Consent
  • What is Consent?
  • Consent: Ways of Communicating
  • Scenario
  • Knowledge Check
Module 3: Active Bystander Intervention
  • Introduction
  • Getting Started: What Would You Do?
  • What is an Active Bystander?
  • Ways to Intervene
  • Scenario: What Would You Do?
  • Knowledge Check
Module 4a: Supporting Survivors (for students)
  • Introduction
  • The Impact of Sexual Violence
  • Finding Help and Support *
  • Supporting Survivors *
  • Knowledge Check
Module 4b: Supporting Survivors (for faculty, staff, and administrators)
  • Introduction
  • The Impact of Sexual Violence
  • Barriers to Disclosure
  • Skills for Responding: Listen, Believe, Support *
  • Knowledge Check
Course Summary
  • Safer Campuses for Everyone
  • Continue Your Learning *
  • Campus Support Services *
  • 24 Hour Contacts *
  • Community Support Services *
  • Wellness/Self-Care Resources *
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