On Campus

Our work on campuses includes advocacy as primary or secondary prevention. We offer advocacy and support for students affected by sexual harassment, sexual assault, child abuse, or commercial sexual exploitation. We also offer trainings to teachers and school staff who are interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in preventing sexual violence.

No student should face academic difficulties because of a sexual assault. Federal and state laws guarantee survivors of sexual violence have access to academic support, filing Title IX or law enforcement reports (if desired), financial aid support, no-contact orders issued to perpetrators and more. These laws apply whether you attend a community college, graduate school, online or occupational school or a 4-year college/university. Call us to find out what support is available on your campus and what the Sexual Assault Assistance Program can do to support you.

A Sexual Assault counselor can advocate on behalf of a survivor for the support they need to continue succeeding in school following an assault. If you are an IRSC student, the Sexual Assault Assistance Program has a campus advocate that can help. Call the 24/7 Confidential Rape Crisis Helpline : 1-866-828-7273.

SAPE is actively engaged in primary prevention initiatives to break the cycle of violence in future generations through outreach and education to area youth. In working with students of all ages, we find that there can be difficulty in understanding the difference between abusive and healthy relationships. On a broader level, many students can lack the skills needed to clearly communicate their feelings and boundaries to others. Our SAPE provides students with basic skills and information to help them avoid unhealthy relationships.

The primary goals of our programs are to:

  • Teach skills for healthy relationships
  • Promote positive self-esteem and respect
  • Change social norms about dating relationships in the school, community and peer groups
  • Create a positive and respectful school environment
  • Develop teen leadership
  • Provide support for at-risk students

Our SAPE provides prevention education presentations free of charge to local schools and community youth programs.

These presentations address a variety of topics through age appropriate curriculum and include topics such as:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Empathy
  • Internet Safety
  • Gender Roles
  • Dating Violence
  • Respect
  • Sexual Assault
  • Prevention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Date Rape Drugs
  • Self-esteem
  • Green Dot (Bystander Intervention)

Topics are typically presented as multi-session presentations and can be tailored to meet each teacher’s classroom needs.

For more information, or to schedule a presentation for your class or community group, email arolle1@irsc.edu or call Alicia at 772-462-7026.

Community Education

Community education presentations are provided to schools, faith groups, clubs, businesses and other organizations by staff and trained volunteers. We also provide professional education about domestic and sexual violence to law enforcement, health care, social services and human resource professionals. Presentations are free and can be tailored to meet the needs and time-frame allotted by your organization.

Topics include:

  • Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Prevention
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Healthy Relationships

For more information, or to schedule a presentation for your community or professional group, email arolle1@irsc.edu or call Alicia at 772-462-7026.

*This publication was supported by funding from the Rape Prevention Education grant provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Florida Department of Health (DOH).  The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC, or DOH.