The purpose of The College Program is to advocate for the safety of students. The College Program is an advocacy initiative that aims to inform and support learning communities to promote the safety and welfare of students through educational talks and workshops.
We are passionate about facilitating open conversations about a variety of topics surrounding sex and sexual violence, in turn empowering student leaders to further educate their peers and act as positive role models in their communities. We believe that raising awareness surrounding the importance of sex education will foster safe and inclusive spaces for all and prevent sexual violence from occurring.
The Program is composed of workshops that can be catered to student leaders, general student populations, and senior high school students. Program materials and facilitators are available to all Australian secondary and tertiary institutions free of charge. Moreover, the Program can be altered to suit the institutional requirements of respective residential halls, universities or secondary schools.
De-stigmatising discussions surrounding sex and sexual violence
Educating on behaviours, institutional structures and cultural norms that reinforce sexual violence
Providing a comprehensive sexual education curriculum designed for university and residential hall students
providing training modules on responding to disclosures and critical incidents, dealing with vicarious trauma and burnout and how to be a positive role model and effective bystander
Providing recommendations of trauma-informed policy and procedures that can better ensure the safety of survivors and provide opportunity for rehabilitation of accused perpetrators