Courses for Students
At the University of Windsor, sexual assault prevention and the preparation of Bringing in the Bystander® workshop leaders are integrated into the undergraduate curriculum. All workshop leaders must take the two BI courses – Practical Strategies for Social Change and Practicum in Social Change – which provide the knowledge and skills needed to successfully facilitate BITB® workshops. Half of the seats in both courses are reserved for men. All students are welcome to apply.
Embedding sexual assault prevention education into the curriculum is novel in Canada. Preparing workshop leaders in this way ensures high quality, consistent delivery of BITB®, and creates a nucleus of student leaders who energize others. It places these prevention workshops into a richer social and political context, and it also demonstrates the University’s long-term commitment to improving campus safety.