Presentations | Kent State University

SRVSS provides programming that can be delivered to residence halls, student organizations, campus departments and members of the community. Each program can be presented at the Carriage House for groups up to 20 attendees or on site for your group.

Below is a list of the programs available for presentation.  In addition, programs can be developed to focus on specific issues of interest to your organization or department.  Please contact the SRVSS at 330-672-8016 if you are interested in scheduling a program.

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So, What's With the Green Dot?

What's this green dot everyone is talking about?  Learn about the Green Dot strategy while engaging students, faculty and staff in taking immediate action to being proactive in keeping our community safe. The basic elements of this speech are used to introduce groups throughout the university to Green Dot, generate community-wide buy-in, and begin the process of culture change at Kent State.

Audience: Students, Faculty, or Staff
Format: Interactive
Time: 60 minutes


Based on a true story, Escalation is a powerful, emotionally-engaging and film-based workshop to educate students about relationship violence, and empowers us all to work for change. Produced by the One Love Foundation, this movie and discussion highlights the warning signs of relationship abuse and violence, why it is so important that we recognize these dangerous behaviors, and what to do if you witness or experience it.  The presentation is led by trained facilitators.

Audience: Students
Format: Interactive, Classroom, Lounge, Any size group
Time: 90 minutes

Consent: Does every body good

Lots of things are good for the body- exercise, fruits and vegetables, vitamins, sleep and yes, consent.  This interactive program will engage participants in exploring the myths and perceptions that are out there around consent, sexual assault and what it means for KSU students.  The realities of sexual assault at Kent State and what you can do to help prevent it from happening will also be discussed. Finally, participants will learn resources on campus and in the community to help a friend or themselves.

Audience: Students, Residence Halls, Greek Life, Student Organizations
Format: small group (20-30), interactive
Time: 45-50 minutes

Sexual Assault: It's not just a stranger in the bushes

College is a time to learn, explore and meet new people, however, when 1 in 5 women and 1 in 25 men will be sexually assaulted or experience attempted sexual assault in their lifetime with 16-24 being the ages of highest risk, it is also a time to raise awareness about safety.  This presentation will discuss the prevalence, dynamics and effects of sexual assault. Common myths about sexual assault survivors and offenders will be addressed with accurate statistics and information related to the campus community. Participants will learn concrete supportive strategies and become familiar with on-campus support services, including adjudication and reporting options. Participants will brainstorm sexual violence prevention and risk reduction strategies.

Audience: Students
Format: Classroom, Lecture Halls, any Size Group
Time: 45-50 minutes

Friend or Foe? Assessing the health of my relationships

What can one reasonably expect from a partner? Where is the line between love and abuse? What about the gray areas? Every person deserves to be in a healthy, loving and safe relationship. However, a relationship without respect, honesty, equality, trust and good communication can be hurtful and destroy self-esteem. Participants will interact with the signs of healthy and unhealthy or potentially abusive relationships as they explore ways to determine what is best for them.   Participants will also discuss how relationships are impacted at the collegiate level.

Audience: Students, Residence Halls, Greek Life, Student Organizations
Format: Small Group (20-30), Interactive
Time: 45-50 minutes

Dating Safety and Intimate Partner Abuse

What is intimate partner abuse and how does it impact my community?  During this presentation we will talk about the facts and challenge the myths around intimate partner abuse.  We will explore the warning signs of abuse, dynamics of abusive relationships, safety planning and dating safety tips.  We will also talk about strategies of intervening and what you can do to support friends, family members and colleagues who have experienced intimate partner abuse.

Audience: Students
Format: Classroom, Lecture Halls, any Size Group
Time: 45-50 minutes

Clothesline Shirtmaking Session

The Clothesline Project, started on Cape Cod, MA in 1990, is a vehicle for those affected by sexual violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women, men and children.  Anyone on campus can make a shirt for the Clothesline Project. Classes, student groups, residence hall communities are involved.

Hosts are asked to:

  • Provide a private space for people to make shirts (enclosed room or lounge)
  • Advertise the session to your group and beyond
  • Provide blank shirts for using during the session (your group can get them donated or purchase them.)  
    • If this is not possible, please still contact us to discuss other ways to get shirts.

The SVSS Office will provide the following:

  • Paint and markers for decorating the shirts
  • Staff for the session
  • Resources to share with participants

Audience: Students, Faculty, or Staff
Format: Interactive, Any Size Group
Time: 45-60 minutes

Faculty and Staff Professional Development 


Stories of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking continue to flood the news.  With the #MeToo movement, more survivors are speaking out.  As an institution, we need to create a safe community with an intolerance to violence and a caring environment where survivors are believed and supported in their healing. It starts with the first person they tell. Research shows survivors are more likely to disclose an assault to someone they know and trust; such as an academic advisor or respected faculty member. How do faculty and staff provide the support students seek while still following policy around notifying the university?

Audience: Faculty or Staff
Format: Conference Room, Meeting Space, any Size Group
Time: 25-40 minutes

Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services OVERVIEW Presentation

Did you know Kent State has a group of people committed to supporting survivors of sexual violence and ensuring that all members of our community have access to resources and information?   This presentation will give the overview about the services and educational programming offered through SRVSS (Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services).

Audience: Faculty, Staff, or Students
Format: Residence Halls, Conference Room, Classroom, any Size Group
Time: 25-30 minutes