Leadership Studies 301 (LDST 301)

Leadership Studies 301: It's On Us is an 8-week, 1 credit hour class (variable credit option available), and a 300-level elective. 

LDST 301 will be offered in two different formats in the academic year 2020-2021: as a hybrid class that meets 1x per week for 50 minutes in-person and 1x online, or as an online class.  LDST 301 uses a small group discussion model with a variety of different information mediums.  Classes are taught by passionate and engaging multidisciplinary staff from a social justice framework.  

In addition to LDST 301 being open to all KU students regardless of major, please note that students participating in Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic recruitment (or anticipate doing so) and/or are associated with Kansas Athletics Inc. are required to enroll in LDST 301.

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"This course made an immeasurable impact on my educational journey at KU and I can say without hesitation that it is one of the most important courses offered on this campus. The best way to illustrate what I've learned is to actually do something with the knowledge and that is exactly what I plan to do."

Jayhawks Give A Flock (Bystander Intervention)*

The development of a pro-social bystander intervention culture is imperative in primary prevention work on college campuses. Participants in this program will come to understand that they have a role to play in the intervention and prevention of sexual violence. Through scenarios and strategies, participants will gain the skills to intervene in a safe and appropriate way.

Note: Due to safety precautions around large gatherings, Jayhawks Give A Flock will not take place in person in Fall 2020. Instead, bystander intervention training will be available to all students in UNIV 101 and LDST 301. To request a bystander intervention session for your student organization, submist a request below.

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Consent @ KU*

Consent is sexy, and it is also required. This sex-positive, interactive program helps participants develop the skills needed to request and assess consent. Participants will learn about healthy intimate and sexual engagement and how to respect the personal boundaries of others.

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Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol*

Drugs and alcohol are a normalized part of our culture, but they are also used as weapons by perpetrators. Participants will review images, films, and cases to scrutinize the gray area that surrounds this specific section of sexual violence. Participants will then apply what they have learned in a skills review activity.

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Building the skills to show love and be loved is an critical element for future healthy relationships.  Attendees will gain the tools needed to identify different healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and practice assessing these traits through interactive material.

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Sexual Violence Recognition and Response*

Sexual violence is a broad and overwhelming topic. In this foundational training, participants will break down the definition of sexual violence and learn how it intersects with their daily lives. The program will also provide participants with an understanding of policies and procedures in place to respond to sexual violence on and off campus.

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Trauma Informed Response for Professionals*

Trauma is a part of all our lives in one form or another and can manifest in a variety of ways. This training will address the neurobiological contributors and external manifestations of trauma and provide participates with communication tools for working with those in trauma experiences. This session addresses trauma across the spectrum, it is not limited to sexual violence. 

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Educational programs are intended for groups affiliated with the University. SAPEC is able to work with your group to tailor conversation content/delivery to your specific needs. Please allow us at least two (2) weeks to respond to all program requests, especially if you would like a customized conversation for your group. If you would like the workshop to occur in less than two (2) weeks, or that two (2) weeks includes a break, please indicate below and we will do our best to accommodate your community. Programs are free of charge so if you would like to schedule a program or have any questions, please visit or contact our office.

One of the SAPEC staff members will contact you to confirm your session request and schedule a meeting with representative(s) from your organization. Please note that we require an hour and a half to two hours for programs and hold all programs on campus in A/V capable rooms. If you have any questions about programs, or wish to discuss your program with SAPEC staff, please feel free to e-mail sapec@ku.edu.

*Content Warning: SAPEC educational programs use situations and topics that can be triggering to some survivors of sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence. Support for all affected by sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence is available through the confidential Care Coordinator at care@ku.edu.  


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