Gender Violence Prevention & Education
At DU, we use “gender violence” as an umbrella term to talk about sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence, and sexual assault. Gender violence, sometimes referred to as “gender-based violence” or “power-based violence,” is a type of violence rooted in the exploitation of unequal power dynamics, and it can be experienced (and perpetuated) by anyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, socio-economic status, ability, size, appearance, etc.
At Health Promotion, we approach Gender Violence Prevention and Education (GVPE) in several ways. We:
offer skills-based trainings and educational workshops,
organize awareness campaigns,
host on-campus events,
collaborate with student groups and community partners,
and connect students to resources for additional advocacy and support.
If you would like more information about GVPE efforts at DU or how to request a customizable prevention education workshop, please contact our GVPE Coordinator at Leah.Arvanitis@du.edu.
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At DU, we intervene when we see a community member in need of support or when a situation does not fit our values.
Prevention & Education Requirements
DU requires all incoming students to participate in our Gender Violence Prevention and Education program.
For Parents & Family
DU Health Promotion provides your student a number of resources and opportunities to get involved, as well as helpful tips and guidance for parents to facilitate conversation about gender violence prevention.
From participating in workshops to becoming a Peer Educator, DU offers a variety of ways for students to get involved in gender violence prevention.