News, Events, & Programs

Queer & Trans Resource and Advocacy Center (QTRAC)

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Highlighted Title IX 2018-2019 Programs

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Programs Directed at New Students:

  • "Hawks" On-Line Training Model (via Everfi)
  • "This Matters at RWU"
  • Green Dot Bystander Intervention Workshops

Programs and Initiatives Directed at Campus Community:

  • Campus Safety Check List – reviewed at RA floor meetings for all residential students
  • "National Vision Wall" Program
  • Silent Witness Day of Remembrance / Day of Silence
  • "Walk A Mile" Violence Prevention March
  • 2nd Annual Public Service Announcement Competition
  • Clothesline Project
  • RI Sexual Assault Denim Day
  • “The Bleeding Edge” Film & Discussion
  • Men’s White Ribbon Campaign
  • HAWE "Porn vs. Reality"  poster series
  • HAWE "If You Can't Say 'No', You Can't Say 'Yes'" Program
  • "Use Your Voice" Violence Prevention Song Writing Workshop
  • "Violence is a Human Issue" panel discussion, coordinated by the RWU Women's Collective for Violence Prevention
  • Resources For Bystander Intervention

Specialized Student Leader Training:

  • Resident Assistants (Title IX, Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence)
  • Health & Wellness Educators  (Title IX, Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence)
  • Orientation Advisors (Title IX, Bystander Intervention)
  • Peer Mentors  (Title IX, Bystander Intervention)
  • Admissions Ambassadors (Title IX, Bystander Intervention)
  • Athletes (Title IX, Bystander Intervention)
  • Student Senate (Title IX overview)

Silent Witness Initiative

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In March of 2002, the RWU Women’s Center created a chapter of the Rhode Island Silent Witness Initiative (SWI), honoring the lives of people murdered in acts of domestic violence. In May of 2011, the RWU Women’s Center helped a local high school create the first high school chapter of the project in the country. The RWU chapter of SWI is one of the most active in the country.

Now, under the direction of the Title IX Office, the RWU chapter of SWI continues to raise awareness, honor local community members and seek to end power-based personal.

If you would like to get involved with the RWU Silent Witness Initiative, please contact Jen Stanley at or at (401) 254-3123.


One Love "Escalation" Program

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The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consists of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a trained facilitator.

If you would like more information regarding Escalation or how to become a trained peer facilitator, please contact Jen Stanley at or 401-254-3123.