SARC is committed to raising awareness of the impact of sexual and interpersonal violence on both the individual and the community.

We have developed training programs and presentations to educate and inform the OSU community of this harmful impact and to provide suggestions for the development of attitudes and behaviors that are inclusive, just, and honoring to both individuals and community members impacted by violence.


You've Got a Friend

This workshop/presentation provides students with information and teaches skills in how to respond to a friend/colleague/family who has disclosed their experience of some form of sexual or interpersonal violence. We recognize the importance of a survivor experiencing a compassionate and non-judgmental response upon their disclosure that avoids any comments that can be interpreted as victim-blaming. This workshop/presentation will teach listening skills, communication skills, and challenges of some of the rape myths that contribute to a survivor’s difficulty in recovery.

Audience: Students
Length: 50 minutes

How to Respond to a Disclosure if You are Faculty or Staff

This workshop provides guidance and suggested language for navigating difficult and sensitive discussions with students who have entrusted you with a disclosure of violence. It will include helpful responses, language for your limits of confidentiality, and options for resources for your students. Additionally, this workshop will provide education on trauma and its effects so that you can be trauma-informed in your interactions with the campus community.

Audience: Departments and colleges
Length: 50 minutes

Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) Information and Resources

This brief presentation will provide participants with information about campus and community resources available to survivors of sexual or interpersonal violence. It will define the services of the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) and allow participants to engage with a SARC representative.

Audience: Classroom settings, faculty/staff and student organizations
Length: 10 minutes

Also available are customized workshops and presentations that meet the needs of students groups and campus departments. To request any of these workshops or presentations, use the online program request form.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is designated nationally and at OSU as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

During this month the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center will team with other campus partners to present a month-long schedule of events dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of sexual violence on individuals and the community.

These events typically include Take Back the Night, a rally and speak out; a documentary series; forum discussions; speaker presentations; sexual violence prevention presentations; and other events created by student organizations.