About UCSC SVSH Prevention Efforts

As part of a UC wide effort to Prevent and Address Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) , all UC Santa Cruz students and employees are required to complete ongoing SVSH prevention training. SVSH Prevention trainings provide information on preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual harassment and what each of us can to do to make our UC culture safer for all. Trainings are offered online and in-person depending on the status of the affiliate. 

Courses will cover content required by the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment including:

 

  • Definitions of different forms of sexual violence
  • Social norms, including the attitudes and beliefs that can normalize violence
  • Bystander intervention
  • Responding to sexual violence using methods that acknowledge the impact of violence and trauma on survivors’ lives
  • Local resources, including confidential support for survivors of sexual violence and appropriate services for those accused of sexual violence
  • Rights and options about reporting sexual violence.

The online SVSH Prevention trainings for staff and faculty are provided through the UC Learning Center and questions about the employee trainings should be directed to learningcenter@ucsc.edu. The online student trainings are administered by the Title IX Office and questions about the student trainings should be directed to lyounghi@ucsc.edu. Title IX also provides in-person training to all incoming students that is required in addition to the online training.

The CARE Office also provides ongoing prevention education efforts on campus.