The University mandates students complete training courses as well as offering additional training available upon request. Below is a short description of the required training and other training resources available at ISU. Additional information on these programs is available from the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.
Consent and Respect is an online training course that addresses the issues associated with sexual consent, sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking. All students are expected to complete the course at the beginning of each academic year that they attend Illinois State University. The purpose is to inform all students about what constitutes sexual violence, how to report incidents and help victims, the concerns associated with potential sexual victimization, the traits of healthy relationships, violence prevention and safety strategies, and resources available on campus as well as in the community.
Redbird Respect is an hour long program that educates students to be proactive in helping others, and makes them more aware of why they sometimes don’t help. As a result they are more likely to help in the future.It is our intention that the training will help students learn strategies and techniques to intervene directly or indirectly in both emergency and non-emergency situations. The trainings discuss real-life situations/scenarios. The goal is to generate open, honest and non-judgmental discussions. The training is not meant to cover all possible scenarios or variables, nor is it meant to train students as counselors.
Bystander Intervention training is delivered by request to Registered Student Organizations, LINC classes, academic courses, Residence Hall floors, student employee groups, and also as a sanctioned class.
The Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) is a registered student organization that is also sponsored and coordinated by Health Promotion and Wellness. Student Wellness Ambassadors are trained to serve in the role of peer educators and provide outreach to fellow students several times per week by staffing the mobile gazebo. There are approximately 50 student members. Training includes a two-day retreat in the fall, a one-day retreat in the spring, and ongoing training once a week for 1.5 hours in the fall and spring semesters.
Student Wellness Ambassador Team training includes information about dating violence and sexual assault, and the SWAT members are trained to facilitate two workshops that also include information about these issues. The training specifically included:
Restroom messaging communications are utilized as a mechanism to share vital information to the campus community. The intent of these messages is to educate the campus community. Messages span a broad range of prevention topics including but not limited to bystander intervention, sexual violence, campus safety, high risk alcohol use, emotional abuse, sexual assault awareness, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.
The magazine is published monthly during the academic year and disseminated to students. The publication covers a broad range of health and wellness topics and also dedicates one article each month that addresses topics related to sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and stalking.
Alcohol Wise is an online training course that addresses issues associated with prevention of the misuse of alcohol. All new and incoming students are expected to complete the course at the beginning of the academic year just prior to coming to Illinois State University for the first time.
The purpose of requiring students to complete Alcohol Wise is:
Alcohol Education Class: A two-hour class that is based on the research of Scott. T. Walters and John S. Baer in utilizing motivational strategies to reduce alcohol abuse and problems. The class is primarily designed for students who are mandated to attend due to an alcohol violation with the purpose being to: