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Violence Intervention Services


Student Success Online Program

Not Anymore – Sexual Assault Prevention Online Program
The Student Success online program teaches students about issues related to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and dating violence. It uses gender-specific content and realistic scenarios, including stories from survivors, to deliver the content. Student Success has been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women, to meet the mandatory orientation requirement for colleges and universities that receive federal funds to support violence prevention initiatives.

Student Success Fall 2016 FAQ Sheet 

Peer Health Educators

Student staff are trained and work as Peer Health Educators taking wellness programming into the residence halls on our campus. 

They facilitate such programs as Healthy Intimate Relationships, Empathy Belly, Condom Sense, and Massage. 

To schedule a program for your group, please call Shawna Haislet, Health Promotion Coordinator at 319-273-6119.

Violence/Alcohol Education and Prevention

UNI has placed a great deal of resources toward prevention and education initiatives relating to violence and alcohol use in the college setting.  These initiatives range from programming and training, to awareness campaigns, speakers and events. 

Developed programs include
Intervention: What would you do?

Come to this program, and be prepared for a "move around" activity where you will make 1 of 3 choices regarding what you would do in given situations.  These situations start off pretty safe, and maybe even with a little humor, but evolve into more complex, real-life collegiate situations.  An open dialog with your active participation follows the activity.  The goal of this program is for you to walk away with better insights into how well you are looking out for your friends, and avoiding negative health, safety, and legal consequences.

Just the Facts

Do you have the facts? Do you know what to do if a friend comes to you for help because he/she was sexually assaulted, is in a relationship rampant with physical and emotional abuse, or is experiencing harassment? This program gives some of the latest facts regarding gender-based violence in the college setting, discusses services and resources on campus, and finally provides information focusing on why this topic is important for everyone to know, and what we can each do to make a difference, as men and women.

Sexual Consent: The Bottom Line

Our UNI Sexual Misconduct policy is “consent-based.”  What does that really mean? The purpose of this program is to allow open, safe dialog, and Q &A regarding sexual consent. Another part of this discussion gets to what is often described as, “well… what’s the bottom line I need to know.” Perhaps most importantly, however, is the opportunity to focus on "what consent looks like and essentially, how you do it," as this can really be confusing and mind-boggling for many people.  The final piece of this program, offered for the consideration of the audience, is sharing the “affirmative consent standard” as a guiding philosophy for sexual behavior.

If you are interested in having a program or training session for your group, we can provide this service from what we have developed, or we will tailor the content to best meet the needs of your group. 

To schedule a program or training session, or gain further information, please contact Shawna Haislet, Health Promotion Coordinator at 319-273-6119.  Find more information regarding Violence Intervention Services and Substance Abuse Services.

SAVE* Forum Actors

*Students Against a Violent Environment
Advisor: Amandajean Freking Nolte (

This interactive peer theatre group presents workshops about college social life, sexual intimacy, gender issues, and UNI's policy on sexual misconduct to various groups including all new students, student athletes, fraternities and sororities and other student organizations.

The goal is to raise awareness, change attitudes, and begin a discussion about how to prevent gendered based violence. By presenting true stories of campus violence in a creative and accessible manner, the audience helps to generate possible solutions.

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