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Center for Awareness, Response & Education (CARE)

The staff at CARE strives to provide training for faculty, staff and student leaders about responding to incidents of sexual violence, bystander intervention, and other topics by request. They will work with you to meet the needs of the audience. Please contact or 847.491.2054 with questions and requests.

Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators (SHAPE)

Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators (SHAPE) is a student organization affiliated with CARE that provides education, organizes events, and generates campus dialogue about sexual health and sexual assault.

Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS)

Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS) is an all-male peer education group affiliated with CARE, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Its purpose is to engage and educate men about the issues of rape and sexual assault. Members of MARS are available to speak to your student group.

SPEAK for Change

SPEAK for Change is a survivor-centered student group that is for survivors of sexual or dating/domestic violence and allies of survivors. SPEAK is not a therapy group, but rather a place find your voice, feel supported by peers or simply meet others whose lives have been touched by sexual violence.

Step Up

Step Up is a bystander intervention training program that aims to create a more engaged Northwestern community by providing students, faculty, and staff with the basic tools to safely and effectively intervene in situations where someone might be in danger. To request a training please email

Safe Space Ally Workshops

Real Talk Workshops are the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center's initiative to educate people who support LGBTQIA individuals within our campus and global community.

LGBTQ Ally Trainings for Faculty and Staff

The LGBTQ Ally Training is a collaboration between Multicultural Student Affairs, Learning and Organization Development, and The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance. The Ally Training is designed to equip faculty and staff to effectively support and advocate for LGBTQIA students and colleagues. Faculty and staff can view upcoming trainings and sign up for the course by logging in to the MyHR Learn website and entering "ally" in the search field.

The Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence (CCSV)

The Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence (CCSV) is charged by the Vice President of Student Affairs with assessing and improving campus policies, prevention programs and response services dealing with sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. The CCSV annually publishes a list of recommendations to the VPSA for consideration. To get information about joining CCSV, and to view these reports, please visit the CARE website.

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