addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking
Effective October 1, 2020, the College was awarded the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Campus Program (Campus Program). The OVW Campus Program is a three-year grant that will primarily focus on prevention programming; all prevention efforts under the grant will collectively be referred to as the EPIC Quakers Project.
EPIC is an acronym for Empower Prevention, Inspire Change. This breaks down further into:
The Coordinated Community Response Team operates under the assumptions that:
An EPIC Educator is a part-time peer educator that will help the Director of Violence Prevention and Education with the EPIC Quakers Project; prevention programs can include educational events, awareness campaigns, tabling events, and trauma-informed trainings. The EPIC Educators (2 positions) will assist the Director of Violence Prevention and Education in planning and implementing prevention programs on topics such as: gender-based violence, resources for survivors, supporting survivors through campus disciplinary processes, rape culture, inclusive advocacy work, bystander intervention, etc. These positions are funded by the OVW Campus Program grant.
EPIC Educators will be assigned tasks to do throughout the year to educate the campus community, but students, faculty, and staff, are also encouraged to request educational sessions or reach out to the Director of Violence Prevention & Education if they want to collaborate for an event. Also, we encourage feedback of prevention programs/events and suggestions for events.