Programs at the University of Iowa 

Bystander Intervention

Develop the skills to be an effective and active bystander. University of Iowa presentations can be co-presented with the Women’s Resource and Action Center.

Dismantling Rape Culture

Become familiar with the way in which our society both subtly and overtly supports sexual violence while providing participants a framework to challenge rape culture in their own lives. The session offers pop culture exemplifications of rape culture, discusses the repercussions of not challenging it, and offers small group work on how to challenge it using popular song lyrics and/or scenarios.

Responding to Disclosures

This program focuses on disclosures of sexual violence, how to respond appropriately, and where to connect individuals to resources on campus and in the community. Participants will have the opportunity to practice compassionate responses using tailored scenarios.

Iowa Wesleyan College, Kirkwood Community College & Southeastern Community College

RVAP’s mission is to facilitate and help train members of the collegiate communities in our eight county service area to deliver educational integrated programming, initiatives, strategies, and campaigns intended to end dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to college students, staff, and faculty that:

  • Are culturally relevant, inclusive of diverse communities and identities
  • Sustainable
  • Responsive to community needs
  • Informed by research or assessed for value, effectiveness, or outcome
  • Consider environmental risk and protective factors as they occur on the individual, relationship, institutional, community, and societal levels

RVAP can help consult campus administrations on questions they may have about VAWA, Cleary Act, and Title IX/SaVE Act.

To learn more about our education & prevention programs contact RVAP at 319-335-6001.