The Healthy Relationship & Interpersonal Violence Education (THRIVE) Program implements educational outreach and prevention programs designed to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This includes both primary prevention programs and ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns for the campus community. THRIVE educates individuals about safe and positive options that a bystander can take when he or she witnesses potential domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and provides information about risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and how to avoid potential attacks.
The Counseling Center staff and SOS, Inc. Victim Advocates frequently present information on topics such as acquaintance rape, healthy relationships, sexual harassment, sexual violence, recovery from sexual assault, and the role of alcohol and drugs in sexual assault to student groups, residence hall floors, and classes. To schedule a program, contact the THRIVE Coordinator at (620) 341-5222.