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What You Have to Know About Violence Prevention at Cal
IMPORTANT: Due to capacity issues, we will not be providing more EmpowerU workshops during the Fall 2013 semester. We thank everyone who was able to attend one of the workshops, and we apologize to those who were unable to participate. Please know that we are committed to continuing dialogue about violence prevention on this campus, and are interested in finding more opportunities to do this in the future. We understand that some students are concerned about not being able to attend a workshop this semester, and we want to assure you that registration and course enrollment blocks ARE NOT a consequence of not fulfilling the requirement. Thank you.
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New Incoming First Year, Transfer, Graduate & Professional School Students!
We want to promote healthy and safe relationships during your time here, and we can all play our part. Therefore, Cal is part of a UC system-wide effort to provide education, prevention and response to the issues of Sexual Assault, Dating and Relationship Violence, and Stalking. Addressing these issues is a part of the Universityís commitment to providing you with an inspiring, healthy, and safe learning environment. A key component of this safe learning environment is an atmosphere free of violence, coercion, and fear.
Please also check out our UC Systemwide website dedicated to reducing sexual assault, dating and relationship violence, and stalking.
How Do I Fulfill My Requirement? (3 steps)
As part of our commitment, Cal has an In-Person Violence Prevention Education Requirement. You have until the end of your first semester to complete this requirement. Please note that the bulk of the sessions will be at the beginning of the semester. Please follow these three (3) steps:
Step 1 - by Friday, Sept 13, 2013
First, please review the "Keep It Real" informational brochure by Friday, Sept 13, 2013.
Step 2 - by the end of the semester
Second, attend an in-person violence prevention education session (listed below) by the end of your first semester. Bring your Cal1Card or your SID# and valid ID for attendance.
Here is the list for the rest of the Fall 2013 semester. For disability related accommodations, please contact access.berkeley.edu with as much notice as possible.
This semester, we've been able to provide 37 workshops! We really appreciate your interest and participation. There are only two Fall workshops remaining. See details below.
For Graduate Students and Professional School Students (workshops are 90 min plus time for swiping & clean-up)
(NO RSVP REQUIRED - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE)
We are not currently scheduling graduate student general sessions. Individual departments may request workshops, and new graduate students who have not yet fulfilled their requirement can attend one of the general undergraduate sessions listed below.
For Undergraduate Students (workshops are 90 min plus time for swiping & clean-up)
(NO RSVP REQUIRED - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE)
November 19 4-6 PM Unit 3 Residence Hall All Purpose Room
November 20, 6 PM - Healthy Relationships Workshop by Spectrum Peer Educators - Ida Sproul Mail Lounge (closed to Unit 3 residents only)
November 26 4-6 PM Unit 2 Residence Hall All Purpose Room
These are the last two EmpowerU presentations this semester! If you cannot make these remaining sessions, please watch out for future sessions in Spring 2014.
► NOTE: Bears that Care: Take Action (BTC) is another way to get EmpowerU credit - for a listing of presentations, click here.
Please inform your BTC Facilitator that you would like EmpowerU credit. To learn more about BTC, go to sa.berkeley.edu/btc
Third, please bookmark this page http://geneq.berkeley.edu/empowerU so you can come back to this site for resources and ways to get involved. We can all do our part in creating a Cal community free of violence, harassment and intimidation! Learn about campus resources, community resources, and national resources!
For information on support services and how to get involved in the preventing violence at Cal, please contact empowerU@berkeley.edu.
Examples include (this list is not exhaustive):
- Take Back the Night (http://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyTBTN or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Helping out with EmpowerU Sessions (email empowerU@berkeley.edu)
- Bears that Care: Take Action (email@example.com)
- Greeks Against Sexual Assault (http://www.facebook.com/ucbgasa)