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What You Have to Know About Violence Prevention at Cal
(Please read entire page by scrolling down. If you have further questions, please contact empowerU@berkeley.edu, or call Allan Creighton 510-643-9049.
New Incoming 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.
Read student commitments to prevent campus and community violence (under construction).
Please also check out a new 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: First, please review the Keep It Real" informational brochure by Friday, February 15, 2013.
STEP 2: Second, please sign-in and 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. The bulk of sessions will be held during January 2013. For more info, please call Allan Creighton at 510-643-9049.
Updated 3/18/13 - scroll down to see listings for sessions that will fulfill the requirement (Select date and click to RSVP)
For All Students - Graduate, Undergraduate and Professional School
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013: 11am-12pm - BEARS that CARE - Please RSVP on BTC page and note 2 special instructions: (1) In "How did you hear about the BTC Initiative", write "EmpowerU"; (2) Bring your CalICard and show to the BTC Facilitator who will check you off for credit
- Thursday, April 11: 4pm-5pm - BEARS that CARE - Please RSVP on BTC page and note 2 special instructions: (1) In "How did you hear about the BTC Initiative", write "EmpowerU"; (2) Bring your CalICard and show to the BTC Facilitator who will check you off for credit
STEP 3: 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!
FOCUS GROUPS - give feedback and ideas for improving EmpowerU curriculum
- EmpowerU - Tu, Feb. 26, 2013, 4-5pm - check out Facebook Event here
- EmpowerU & LGBTQ Community - Tu, Mar. 12, 2013, 4-5pm - QARC (Queer Alliance & Resource Center) Hearst Field Annex A15- check out Facebook Event here
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 email@example.com)
- Helping out with EmpowerU Sessions (email empowerU@berkeley.edu)
- Bears that Care: Take Action (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Greeks Against Sexual Assault (http://www.facebook.com/ucbgasa)
For questions about EmpowerU sessions, please email empowerU@berkeley.edu or call Allan Creighton at 510-643-9049