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Division of Communications and Marketing
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506

April 2, 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: SAFE Zone advanced workshop:

Submitted by Brandon Haddock


In partnership with SAFE Zone, the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being, the Center for Advocacy Response and Education, and the Office of Institutional Equity will be hosting an advanced SAFE Zone workshop on April 3 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Sexual assault remains a widespread problem that cuts across all institutions, communities and populations. This month marks a clear declaration to join as active bystanders in taking action to prevent and end sexual violence.

The session will be from 12–1 p.m. Friday, April 3.

Register here for the April 3 advanced workshop.

The Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being will provide an update on the current state of sexual and relationship violence prevention programming and the changes that have been made since the position transition out of CARE. The center will also provide a brief overview of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the events that are planned for its observance throughout April. CARE will follow up with a brief overview of their list of advocacy services available to students, faculty and staff while also providing general information about the issues of sexual violence, stalking and harassment along with providing tips for how to support survivors. The Office of Institutional Equity will conclude the presentation with a brief overview of PPM 3010 and a description of reporting procedures and processes.

Advanced workshop sessions include presentations from SAFE Zone partner offices, including the CARE office, Student Support and Accountability, the Spectrum Center and Lafene Counseling and Psychological Services, with a focus on faculty and staff rights and responsibilities. Attendees should gain knowledge of campus resources and communities and develop skills to assist students and colleagues.

SAFE Zone exists to provide educational opportunities and open and affirming spaces throughout the K-State campus where individuals affected by discrimination, violence, hateful acts and other forms of marginalization can go for support and assistance. K-State faculty, staff, students and community members can become SAFE Zone allies as a way to publicly show their commitment to understanding human difference, practicing inclusion and promoting equity across campus and community.

SAFE Zone continues to be part of the university's efforts to create an open and affirming campus since the 1970s. SAFE Zone is developed as a comprehensive and ever-evolving effort to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies become educated to help those coming from a variety of backgrounds and identities with needs concerning exclusionary acts like intimidation, micro and macro aggressions, discrimination, mental health issues, or sexual and relationship violence.

For more information, contact program representative Brandon Haddock at bhaddock@k-state.edu.