This student-centered, student-directed program is based around small-group, discussion-based learning sessions. Informed-U trains cohorts of student facilitators to deliver the learning sessions to their peers, equipping them with learning tools, detailed implementation plans, and a host of support resources.
|Program Name||Level of Evidence||Format||Target Audience||Special Features|
Standing Together Against Sexual Violence & Misconduct
||Based in discussion and group work.|
The program challenges participants to:
The methodology is based on the belief that students should be the chief-change agents in improving their campus. The format gives participants the opportunity to interact face-to-face to examine important issues and collaborate on how to best make a positive impact. It brings students together in an open setting, sending a strong message that they are not alone in this and that their campus does not tolerate sexual violence.
1 session, 1.5 - 2 hours long
General college population, customizable for specific groups
The curriculum is based on theories and evidence that support the efficacy of: bystander intervention, social norms, and the use of action plans. Support for learning methodology of the program comes from the self-efficacy theory, the theory of social learning, and the theory of active involvement. Additionally, the workshop is modeled after a successful diabetes education program that demonstrated significant improvements in participants’ blood glucose levels.
The program launched in the fall of 2017. As of the fall of 2018, approximately 1,800 students across 4 campuses have gone through the program. Feedback from students and administrators has been very positive: 94% of students surveyed reporting that they would recommend their peers go through the program. As the program reaches more students, Informed-U will continue collecting self-reported data from participants and compiling longitudinal data related to incidence and reporting rates as well as knowledge and attitudes.
This program is designed to help campuses bridge the gap between scalable and engaging programming in a time- and cost-effective manner. Basic customization to the learning tools is included in the cost of the program.
Campuses can contact Informed-U at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an annual license fee for access to the program and support resources, a fee for each in-person facilitator training (capped at 24 students per training), and a fee for each set of hard-copy learning tools. The more active the facilitator cohort is, the lower the cost of the program on a per participant basis.