At Ithaca College, we believe that every individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and we support the creation and maintenance of a safe and positive living and learning environment. This SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education) community was created to educate Ithaca College members regarding issues of sexual violence through awareness and prevention.
What is SHARE?
Every incoming Ithaca College student is given an introduction to the SHARE program as part of Summer Orientation and Winter Welcome. The orientation session emphasizes the institutional philosophy that sexual harassment and assault prevention is a shared community responsibility rather than just an individual burden. The training includes interactive discussion around the definitions of sexual violence, consent, crime reporting and disclosure, confidential, private and third party reporting, victim’s rights, options, interventions and resources, bystander intervention, and multiple prevention strategies.
Additional Resources and Partnerships:
Ithaca College is continually researching and evaluating the “best practices” for sexual assault education, awareness, and prevention in higher education. A variety of trainings are offered throughout the year, both by the college and in collaboration with outside partners such as the Advocacy Center. Many of the trainings focus on bystander intervention and increasing awareness of support services.
The nationally developed R.A.D. program includes content on risk prevention, physical defense, and developing self-reliance, all targeted specifically toward empowering female participants. Taught by certified instructors, R.A.D. consists of nine hours of training presented over three days. Any student who identifies as female may register for the program, which has been recognized for substantially lowering the risk to college students of being sexually assaulted.
We invite your feedback on current programs and suggestions for future offerings. For additional information, including requests for programming or to learn how you can get involved, contact Andrew Kosinuk, Crime Prevention and Community Events Liaison with the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management at 607-274-3353.