Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Education

At DU, we use “interpersonal violence” as an umbrella term to talk about sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence, and sexual assault. Interpersonal 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 Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Education (IVPE) 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 IVPE efforts at DU or how to request a customizable prevention education workshop, please contact our IVPE Coordinator at 

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All students must be aware of what does and does not constitute consent.

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Active Bystander

At DU, we intervene when we see a community member in need of support or when a situation does not fit our values.

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Prevention & Education Requirements

DU requires all incoming students to participate in our Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Education program.

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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 interpersonal violence prevention.

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Get Involved

From participating in workshops to becoming a Peer Educator, DU offers a variety of ways for students to get involved in interpersonal violence prevention.

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