There are a few ways you can get involved to promote awareness .
Educate Yourself and Your Fellow Students
Familiarize yourself with the college’s policies and procedures on subjects such as:
- prohibited conduct
- the impact of alcohol and illegal drug use
- effective consent
- safe and positive options for bystander intervention
- risk reduction
Educational Resources & Programs
Incoming first year students and new employees will receive primary prevention and awareness programming as part of their orientation. Returning students and employees will receive ongoing training on a periodic basis.
SMCM’s Title IX Coordinator oversees the education and prevention calendar and tailors programming to campus needs and climate. All educational programs include a review of resources and reporting options available for students, faculty and staff.
Sexual Misconduct Advocacy and Resource Team (SMART)
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Advocacy and Resource Team is a group of students trained to respond to, support, and advocate for issues of personal power-based violence. Examples of personal power-based violence include: sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The SMART also provides prevention education to the SMCM community through events like RAINN Day, Take Back the Night, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.
Peer Health Educators
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Peer Health Educators is a group of students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors on campus. They sponsor activities and events on a diverse range of important issues, including sexual health, alcohol and drug use, smoking, mental health, and nutrition.