There are a wealth of opportunities to learn more and get involved.
Schedule a workshop for your student organization or department
Ending Violence at Iowa is a resource for learning about the initiatives, workshops, and other opportunities to get involved in anti-violence work on campus. There's an online form that can be used to request a workshop.
Take a class
The University of Iowa offers classes on numerous topics that intersect with studies on sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Earn credit and become more knowledgeable at the same time; here are current course offerings. The university offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate, Resilience & Trauma-Informed Perspectives. More information is located in the University of Iowa Course Catalog.
In addition to for-credit classes, students and employees can take free classes through the Department of Public Safety to increase both self-confidence and preparedness for assault and other crimes.
Local advocacy agencies all depend on volunteers to provide on-call services, prevention education activities, and/or other projects. Use the provided hyperlinks to learn about opportunities to get involved at RVAP and DVIP.
The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) also welcomes volunteers. Check their websites to learn more about ongoing or event-specific opportunities.
Encourage your student organization or service club to direct a philanthropic project toward an organization involved in anti-violence work.
Engage in research or scholarship
If you're a faculty member or student with interest or expertise on a topic related to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, or stalking, research opportunities abound. Together, we can facilitate collaboration across campus and within the community to improve system response, promote evidence-based prevention strategies and recommend effective training.
Join the UI Anti-violence Coalition
The UI Anti-violence Coalition works to ensure continuous improvement in policies, procedures, and prevention efforts.
Educational posters and slides can be downloaded for free from the Ending Violence at Iowa site to help raise awareness about these issues.