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The Women's Center offers the following workshops, however we are happy to collaborate on additional topics or programming to meet your unique needs. 

Bringing In The Bystander (BIB) is a program designed to educate, inspire, and empower YOU to prevent, interrupt, and respond to harassment and violence. We all have a role to play in ending gender-based violence, including sexual and relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and exploitation in our community. In one 90-minute session, the BIB workshop helps you explore and prepare to take on your role by:

  • raising awareness of the scope and roots of violence; 
  • helping identify situations where behavior is inappropriate or potentially harmful; 
  • helping develop skills to intervene in a way that keeps you and others safe

Bringing in The Bystander is a Soteria Solutions® program. Learn more about them and the roots of BIB.

At the Women's Center, our goal is to offer BIB workshops by request to any campus entity or organization that is interested. If you are interested in requesting a workshop for a group or organization you are a part of, please take note of the following details.

  • Requests must be made at least 2 full weeks (14 days) in advance for optimal response.
  • The workshop utilizes a PowerPoint with visual aids, video, and audio as a means of instruction. We require that the space utilized for a workshop provide the capacity to log in to Wi-Fi, and to plug-in to a projection system via an HDMI cable from a laptop.
  • Videos we use will be captioned, and visual aid slides will be described. However, we know that this still does not meet everyone's access needs. Please notify us via this form if any members of your group require access accommodations. 
  • Workshops require at least 8 participants and are capped at ~30 participants to maintain an environment where learning and discussion are possible. 
  • We cannot offer workshops in private homes/residences.

Topics like sexual assault, consent, relationship violence, healthy relationships, and stalking are important in the lives of college students. SAVES is an anti-violence peer education group advised through the Women's Center, and they are available to facilitate workshops and discussions with your community, student organization, or other group. All workshops are informal, led by fellow Hokies, and can be tailored to fit your group's needs. 

Please complete the request forms above for the appropriate workshop you are interested. If you would like to collaborate with us on a different topic, complete the collaboration request form at the link below. Please email us wcprograms@vt.edu if you have any questions.