Gender Violence Prevention

Get Assistance Gender Violence Prevention Efforts

Current Prevention Efforts

(This section is currently under revision)

Incoming students begin engaging with Duke's sexual  misconduct prevention trainings before arriving on campus, and prevention education continues into Orientation Week.

  1. All incoming undergraduate and graduate students are required to complete an online course: Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) or Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates (SAPG). These evidence-based trainings also discuss decisions regarding sexual activity and sexual assault. You can find more information about SAPU and SAPG, including Duke's publishable data, here.
  2. Orientation Week programming includes targeted sessions to provide additional prevention modules and information about Duke's policies and resources. These are typically hosted by GVPI representatives or other trained facilitators.
  3. All Orientation Week student leaders, including Program Directors (PDs) and Orientation Leaders (OLs) receive specialized training sessions on healthy relationship education, sexual assault prevention, and small group facilitation.

Please note that Orientation Week was restructured in 2022. Duke is committed to centering prevention education in its curricula and is actively re-evaluating O-Week programming to improve it for future students. We welcome student feedback (please see "Student Input and Transparency" below). 

The Center for GVPI includes staff members from CAPS, OSCCS (Conduct), and the Balthrop-Cassidy Fellows. This enables us to offer a diverse array of programming for students:

  1. Healthy Relationship Education (with the One Love Foundation)
  2. Bystander Intervention
  3. Boundaries and Consent
  4. Custom Workshops

Please contact April-Autumn Jenkins, Corey Pilson or Bailey Bogle to arrange a workshop or session. Individual staff members may also come talk to student groups about their work and/or area of expertise.

Not sure where to start? We will work with you to determine what's best for you or your group.

In addition to NCAA-required training modules, first-year student-athletes participate in a One Love healthy relationships workshop facilitated by upperclassmen ACTION leaders. For more information, please reach out to Leslie Barnes and/or the Balthrop-Cassidy Fellows. 

All affiliated Greek Life organizations and Selective Living Groups participate in sexual misconduct prevention trainings. Disaffiliated organizations are welcome to request customized prevention training sessions from GVPI. Please contact Corey Pilson or Bailey Bogle to do so.

All Duke students, regardless of their affiliation with a Greek or SLG group, are responsible for abiding by Duke's policies. GVPI resources are also available to all Duke students.

GVPI is proud to collaborate with campus partners to provide support, trainings, and/or resources relating to healthy relationships, sexual misconduct, and/or gender-based violence. 

Past partnerships include, but are not limited to:

  • Sophomore Circle with The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
  • Healthy Relationship education with The Center for Multicultural Affairs
  • (Spring '23) Conversation series with The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, in conjunction with Blue Devils United and SHAPE

We are happy to collaborate with student organizations who are interested in this work. Please see the Get Involved page for more information, and send us an email if you don't see your group represented. Students may also follow our DukeGroups calendar to stay notified of any upcoming events or public meetings. 

One of the easiest ways to get involved in Duke's GVPI work is to join the Sexual Assault Impact and Listening Committee (SAIL), a student-administrator committee geared toward increasing transparency and soliciting student feedback. This committee is chaired by V.P. Mary Pat McMahon and Kim Hewitt. Please contact Corey Pilson ( or Bailey Bogle ( if you would like to get involved. 

Students are welcome to follow our DukeGroups Calendar to stay notified of any upcoming events and/or public meetings.

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Duke LiveSafe is a free mobile app that offers real-time, two-way communication between Duke community members and the Duke University Police Department. Features quick call access, 24/7 tip submission, Safe Walk tracking, and other resources to help you in an emergency situation, even without a cell signal.

Learn how to download and use the LiveSafe app

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