Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct Program Content

  • Real-life case studies
  • Collaborative activities for critical analysis
  • Bystander empowerment strategies
  • Impactful, not alarmist
  • Unbiased, relatable presenters

If you want to reach male students…

Or, students who aren’t sexually active.

Or, an entire incoming class who need to learn your institution’s policies and resources.

From survivors who share their stories with heartfelt passion and embed broader messages on respect and risk reduction to interactive, audience participation jury exercises, COS offers the chance to open minds and impact attitudes that influence behavior. Ensure your students understand the difference between freely given consent vs. coercion and the amount of alcohol that creates incapacitation.


Our Most Popular Programs

  • He Said-She Said: Interactive jury exercise co-presented by a male and female educator. Students hear the real-life story of Jake and Erica, from their meeting in a class to their night of drinking and dancing. Each member of the audience gets a vote and applies your school’s policy to decide whether lines were crossed and by whom. No two audiences ever feel the same. Guided debate followed with key take-away’s to promote bystander intervention and risk reduction.
  • No-Yes: The details draw you in as Katie Koestner takes her audience on the date that changed the country’s conversation around relationships. Her story begins with the transition from high school to college and ends as she describes how strength can come from tragedy. With memorable pauses and moments for introspection along the way, Katie connects with students from middle school to college and adults alike. Regardless of background or experience, students from coast to coast have risen to their feet as Katie leaves the stage finding new courage to speak out and make a difference.
  • Sex at 7: “Get hot and heavy” with a new approach to sexual assault education. Dynamic presenters ignite a positive, fun discussion among male and female students about gender communication. Analyze hook-up culture, sexual stereotypes, myths, morals, what’s “normal,” gender identity, alcohol, and more. Option to have single sex break-out sessions and have students take part in an online, anonymous Hook-Up Culture Quiz Show.
  • Dear Lisa: Learn about dating violence and relationship abuse from the heart of a Chicago fireman. Tom Santoro shares the brutal murder of his daughter, Lisa, at the hands of her ex-boyfriend when she was 18 years old. Yet, the story doesn’t begin with Lisa. Instead, Tom skillfully describes the dating behavior of “Tony” to demonstrate what makes many of us tolerate less than respect.
  • Playing to Win: Responsibility in the Relationship Arena: Gordon Braxton invites students to build bridges within their community. After spending over a month in a coma the summer before starting UVA, Gordon decided he could never depart the Earth without having tried to make the world a better place. Since that moment, he has fearlessly chosen to learn about the causes of others, including the movement to end sexual violence.