Higher Education

  • COS creates an indelible pin-drop experience for your audience. Watch a student start out slouched back in his chair sit up, and then lean forward with his elbows on his knees by the end of the program. Listen when silent contemplation is the first step when 1000 students walk out of the auditorium and the cell phones stay in pockets. Witness when a student confronts a peer’s behavior after the assembly.
  • COS provides orientation programs, Title IX training, Professional Development, and multi-day training for all employees and students at an entire campus. We work to ensure our impact lasts well beyond our physical presence. COS provides research and time-tested successful programming. Every client has access to our online resource portals, webinar training, parent and faculty preparation materials and pre/post-tests to measure efficacy.



Sample Day

Sexual Misconduct – Full Campus Training and Awareness Day

COS sends a team of 4 diverse presenters for the day.

8 – 8:30am: Morning coffee and light breakfast

8:30 – 9:30am: Welcome and Introduction (all employees)

  • Orientation for day
  • Opening Keynote on Sexual Misconduct, Gender Identities, and Harassment

9:30 – 11:30am: Mock Case Training (Hearing Board Training)

9:30 – 10:25am: Title IX Essentials

  • Session for Coaches and Athletics Department
  • Session for Maintenance, Buildings, and Grounds

10:30 – 11:25am:  Title IX Essentials

  • Session for Health and Counseling Departments
  • Session for Staff

11:30 – 12:25pm: Title IX Essentials

  • Session for Residence Life
  • Session for Campus Police/Security

12:30 – 2pm: Luncheon with Senior Administration

  • High level training on risk management
  • Discussion of personnel, resources, handbooks, protocols

12:30 – 1:30pm: Workshop with All Campus Student Leaders (by invite only)

2:00 – 2:50pm: Title IX Essentials

  • Session for Faculty
  • Session for Staff

3:00 – 3:50pm: Title IX Essentials

  • Session for Faculty
  • Session for Students

4:00 – 4:50pm: Advancing the Conversation around Sexual Violence

  • Workshop on Non-Gender Binary Issues
  • Workshop on Men’s Involvement
  • Workshop on People of Color
  • Workshop on Supporting Survivors

5:00 – 5:50pm: Advancing the Conversation around Sexual Violence (repeat)

  • Workshop on Non-Gender Binary Issues
  • Workshop on Men’s Involvement
  • Workshop on People of Color
  • Workshop on Supporting Survivors

6:00 – 7:00pm: Reception and Light Bite Dinner with President and Invited Guests

7 – 8:30pm: Campus-Wide Keynote and Panel Discussion

“Katie’s ability to represent what happened to her is unforgettable. Students who think critically can — and I would argue, do — consider the many ways that different decisions might have led to a different outcome. But the blame is never shifted onto Katie, only to the circumstances, the responses of others, and the perpetrator’s actions, in a very real and tangible way.

Katie invites students into thinking (and acting) about social change on campus. How do we change the conditions that made Katie’s rape possible? How do we stand up as a community against violence, and how should any college respond to support survivors effectively? Ultimately, Katie’s talk leads students to consider what they, as individuals acting in their communities, can do to reduce the occurrence of sexual violence. Her story leads to a bigger picture of how we grease the wheels of social change.

I truly believe her approach to education works, both pedagogically and as a social change tool. I think it works especially well with bright, skeptical students who like to push at the boundaries of social issues. Her thoroughness, attention to detail and comprehensive policy knowledge enable her to provide assistance in every aspect of proactive stances on sexual assault prevention and response.”

Assistant Dean for Student Life

Harvard University, MA