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Sexual Violence Prevention Education

The Women's Resources Center is dedicated to ending sexual violence.  The WRC offers workshops and trainings that help students, staff, and faculty build knowledge and skills to have healthy relationships and sexual experiences and hosts programs that build awareness of potential harm and risk reduction methods.


  • FIRST YEAR CAMPUS ACQUAINTANCE RAPE EDUCATION (FYCARE) workshop is an interactive discussion on campus sexual violence  for first year students facilitated by peer educators. FYCARE workshops focus on the dynamics of sexual assault, ways to support a survivor, understanding consent, and campus and community resources.
  • ICARE is a 90-minute bystander intervention workshop where students dialogue with peers in their organization about consent and sexually disrespectful behavior, understand what helps people intervene in sexually disrespectful situations, and learn a variety of intervention skills.
  • I HEART HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS (IHHR) is an interactive workshop exploring what participants want in relationships, what makes healthy relationships and how to recognize warning signs of abusive relationships.
  • GUARD - This interactive program, offered in the fall and spring semesters, educates students on creating a safe campus which values consent, supports survivors, and intervenes in potentially dangerous situations. GUARD is a collaborative program between Fraternity & Sorority Affairs and the Women's Resources Center.


The WRC provides workshops, trainings, and presentations to registered student organizations, residence halls, sororities/fraternities, campus units, and community organizations on topics related to gender equity, sexual violence prevention and survivor advocacy and response . If your group or organization is interested in hosting a program, we will work with you to create a presentation tailored specifically to your organization’s needs. Custom workshops typically require at least 3-4 weeks notice to allow staff to fully understand the needs and goals of your organization and to develop curriculum.  To request a workshop, complete the workshop request form. 


*NEW IN 2022-2023* The ILLINOIS STALKING PREVENTION & AWARENESS SUMMIT will provide an opportunity for campus practitioners and student leaders to garner a deeper understanding of stalking and collaborate on proactive approaches to address stalking across the state.