Our Mission

SAPEC promotes social change and the elimination of sexual violence through prevention education, inclusive programming, and campus-wide collaboration.


What is consent?

Bringing in the Bystander

The development of a pro-social bystander intervention culture is imperative in primary prevention work on college campuses. Bringing in the Bystander® (BITB) is a bystander education and training program developed for college students. The program provides participants with the skills to help them act when they see behavior that puts others at risk for violence, victimization, or perpetration. These include speaking out against rape myths and sexist language, supporting victim/survivors, and intervening in potentially violent situations.

Steps to intervention:

1. Observe. Realize that something is happening or happened.
2. Assess. Consider what information or help you need to intervene safely.
3. ACT. Choose to take ACTion (Ask for help, Create a distraction, Talk directly)
4. Follow Up. Determine what follow up support can be offered.

Workshops and Educational Programs for University of Kansas Students, Staff, and Faculty

Please complete the online request form or email sapec@ku.edu to submit your request. SAPEC professional staff can complete training to meet the needs of your group. We ask that all requests be made at least two (2) weeks before the requested date of the workshop/educational program. We will verify that we can accommodate your request only once we have confirmed staff facilitator and room availability.


Campus Assistance, Resource, Education and Engagement (CARE) Coordinator

Counseling and Psychological Services

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

Sexual Harassment Info

Watkins Health Services

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Related News

Jennifer Brockman named director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (1/12/16)

KU Creates Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (10/14/2015)

KU, Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center create MOU on sexual violence (10/6/2015)

University implementing majority of Task Force on Sexual Assault recommendations (9/13/2015)

Chancellor receives recommendations from Task Force on Sexual Assault (5/1/2015)



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