Prevention Strategies

It is never victims' fault when they experience violence but we can do things to reduce our risk of experiencing violence.

Contact Lisa Landreman, Associate Dean of Students at with questions about prevention efforts.


Learn how to reduce sexual violence as a bystander by ending violence one Green Dot at a time

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Consent is Mac

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) located in Kagin 018 is a resource for information on gender and sexuality issues, including issues of sexual violence.

FIASTARSA (Feminists in Action*Students Together Against Rape and Sexual Assault). Meets Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 pm in the GSRC (Kagin 018)

Mr. M. (Macalester Reimagines Masculinity). Meets Thursdays, 10:00 -11:00 pm in the GSRC (Kagin 018).

National Prevention Organizations

Green Dot
A national organization aimed at the reduction of power-based personal violence through strengthening services and strategies for bystanders.

Men Can Stop Rape, Inc. (MCSR)
An international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.

Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment is a national, grassroots nonprofit. PAVE uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence.

Date Safe Project
Providing strong and positive voices for discussing sexual assault awareness, healthy dating, and specifically addressing consent.

A Long Walk Home
An organization that uses art therapy and the visual and performance arts to document, to educate and to bring about social change and healing from trauma.

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Clothesline Project
It was created to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.

Visit Support Resources for information on how you can become involved with organizations and initiatives on sexual assault prevention.

You Tube Videos

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Tough Guise

A video geared toward college students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Watch video

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Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Byron Hurt presents an examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Watch video

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Killing Us Softly

Jean Kilbourne talks about advertising pressures women are confronted with daily.
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