SAFE Programming provides worskshops throughout the year to help students learn about sexual and relationship violence and how to prevent it. Extensive programming takes place during O-Week for all undergraduate incoming students and all upperclassmen advisors; throughout the year programs are offered for the community at large, as well as personalized workshops for student organizations or retreats when requested by students or departments.
Below is a list of topics we are offering at the colleges to have meaningful discussions with students about. They are structured to be a conversation and are not intended to be a presentation. All conversations are LGBT+ inclusive.
Ally Training: 2-2 hour Workshops
The Rice Ally Program is a student, faculty, and staff educational program. The Ally Program goals are to raise awareness about the ways homophobia and heterosexism impact everyone, and to teach skills in being an Ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community.
Assertiveness: 1 hour
Being assertive means that you know what you want and how to ask for it. It also means you are able to decide for yourself what is right for you. This talk is for students who want to learn to set the boundaries that make them feel the most comfortable with their decisions.
Breaking Up: 1 hour
Breaking up is often an awkward and sometimes emotionally painful experience. This chat will help you learn how to break up with someone in a healthy way, what to do when you have been broken up with, and how to deal with the aftermath of your friend's feelings about it.
Dating at Rice 101: 1 hour
Rice is a large campus; and often feels like a small world. Finding someone to date and dating in this environment is not always easy. This talk will address how to date, maintain healthy relationships and enjoy your romantic experiences here at Rice.
Healthy Sex and Sexuality: 1.5 hours
Sex is supposed to fun and enjoyable. This talk addresses healthy sex and embracing your rights to experience sex in ways that are comfortable for you.
Long Distance Relationships: 1 hour
Whether you and your High School sweetheart are trying to make it work or you have met a new special someone online, this talk will help you find communication techniques to keep that spark alive while you are physically apart.
Manliness: 1-2 hours
Messages about masculinity are around us, at all times, and many seek to stunt men's emotional growth. This talk will focus on how media sends mixed and often dangerous messages to young boys and men about masculinity and sexuality.
Parents/Guardians/Family: 1 hour
Going off to university often means lots of worry on the part of our families. This talk focuses on how to maintain autonomy as an adult while still connecting with family members.
Project SAFE: Bystander Intervention 1 hour
This workshop focuses on the role all students can take as bystanders and active stakeholders who can help keep our community safe.
Relationship Violence and Stalking: 1 hour
Learn the dynamics of relationship violence and stalking, and what you can do when you see them happening.
Roommates: 1 hour
We have all heard that our roommates do not have to be our best friends and often they are not. This talk will address strategies for getting along with those who are closest in proximity to us.
Safe Online Dating/Hook ups: 1 hour
Finding someone to date at Rice or outside of the hedges can be a harrowing experience. If you are turning to online dating, this talk is for you. We will give you tips for making the experience as successful as possible, as well as provide you with real world safety tips.
Sexual Violence Response Workshop: 1 hour
A comprehensive introduction to the topic of sexual violence with a focus on supporting someone who has experienced sexual or relationship violence.
Sexual Violence and Cultural Norms: 1 hour
Why does sexual violence happen so frequently in our culture, and what will it take to stop it? Explore how cultural norms and values influence the frequency of sexual violence and the experiences of survivors.
Shame: 1 hour
Explore what shame means, how it affects our daily living, our sense of selves and how to combat it. Using Brené Brown's Ted Talk as a conversation jumping off point, this talk will introduce shame and provide coping mechanisms for when shame rears it's ugly head.
Miss Representation (2011): 2 hours
Explore how the media's often disparaging portrayals of women contribute to the under-representation of females in positions of power, creating another generation of women defined by beauty and sexuality, and not by their capacity as leaders. After the film, this talk will explore how to combat these messages both at Rice and in our professional fields.
The Mask You Live In (2015): 2 hours
This documentary follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. After the film, this talk will explore how to combat these messages both at Rice and in our professional fields.
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