Training and Education

Drake offers a number of training and educational resources related to sexual and interpersonal misconduct available to faculty, staff, students, and student organizations. Consider participating in one of the existing programs or speak with any of the following offices about customizing a program for a particular audience or event.

For prevention and awareness education, contact Tess Cody, Prevention Coordinator.  She can create a presentation or discussion for your group, department, class, or organization covering everything from healthy relationships to consent, intervention, and support. A few of the regular programs the office coordinates include:

  • Haven: Student Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Education:  The online “Understanding Sexual Assault”™ program is interactive and designed to help inform and educate students on sexual violence, consent, and bystander intervention. All incoming Drake students must participate in Haven. The results from the first year are positive and taught us, in particular, that:
    • 86% of participating Drake students would take action in a situation in which someone was taking advantage of someone sexually; and
    • 95% of participating Drake students would respect someone who intervened to stop sexual violence.
  • Mentors in Violence Prevention: The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Training Program motivates students to play a central role in preventing gender violence through scenario building sessions & active bystander skills development. Topics to choose from include: sexual assault/consent; dating violence; homophobia; sexual/cyber harassment.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Training, education, and awareness programs and events during the month of April
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Training, education, and awareness programs and events during the month of October

For education on reporting and compliance under Title IX, contact Kathryn Overberg, Title IX coordinator. Kathryn can speak with your group, department, class, or organization about rights and obligations under Title IX, including how to file a report or find resources and what to do if you learn about sexual or interpersonal misconduct.

Faculty, staff, and managers can receive training and education through Human Resources.

  • Preventing Discrimination and Harassment – Employees
  • Preventing Discrimination and Harassment – Managers
  • Title IX: Sexual Misconduct – Prevention and Response
  • Clery Training for campus security authorities

 

Report to Title IX
Contact Drake Public Safety
Confidential Resources

Quick contacts to reach a confidential advocate

  • VIP peer-student advocacy
    515-512-2972 (call or text)
  • Polk County Crisis and Advocacy
    515-286-3600
  • Cowles Library 109 during the academic year
        - Tuesdays 2:30-4:30
        - Thursdays 9:00-11:00
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