Title IX

Prevention and Education


Get Involved

Below are a few ways you can get involved with Prevention and Education efforts at HWS.

Customized Programming

The Title IX staff collaborates with student organizations to develop customized programs and trainings. Topics include but are not limited to bystander intervention, analyzing the climate and culture around sexual misconduct, communicating consent, the impact of societal gender norms, and information regarding reporting and support services. If you are interested in any of the programs below, or would like to meet to brainstorm programs, please contact a member of the office at 315-781-3922 or titleix@hws.edu.


Educational Programs

Students can request the following workshops and programs:

The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health, in collaboration with Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble, developed the Intervene Bystander Campaign. Intervene is a one hour bystander intervention workshop featuring a 20 minute video of brief filmed scenarios demonstrating ways in which student bystanders can successfully intervene in problematic situations. The Intervene workshop allows students to view the video with others and to engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance. Students will gain an understanding of what scenarios may require intervention and multiple techniques for intervening and seeking assistance.

Affirmative Consent
In this workshop students have the opportunity to discuss what is meant by ‘Affirmative Consent’ and the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication throughout sexual activity. Students will gain an understanding of why HWS and other colleges and universities have adopted enthusiastic or ‘Affirmative Consent’ as their standard.

Rape Culture is Popular Culture
Using examples of songs, advertisements, and marketing campaigns this workshop focuses on the ways in which various media perpetuates misconceptions of sexual violence and often reinforces problematic gender stereotypes.

Gender Based Violence Recognition and Response
This program covers the numerous terms and definitions related to gender based violence and increases students’ abilities to identify problematic behaviors including those behaviors that would be considered a Sexual Misconduct Policy violation. Participants will gain a better understanding of the resources available to those who experience gender based violence.

Student Organizations

One Love Foundation
One Love was founded in memory of Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia student who lost her life to relationship violence in 2010. The HWS One Love Club affirms the national Foundation’s mission to educate people about the difference between an unhealthy and healthy relationship. The One Love Club provides education to the campus community through the facilitation of the Foundation’s flagship project, Escalation, and organizes additional events to raise awareness of relationship violence and to promote healthy relationships. If you are interested in joining or learning more about the HWS One Love Club, please email titleix@hws.edu.

The Student Team for Education and Prevention (STEP)
STEP is a student organization that designs, implements, and evaluates prevention and education programming related to sexual misconduct; this includes supporting those affected by sexual misconduct and standing with survivors. One primary goal of STEP is to increase the HWS community’s awareness of the spectrum of sexual misconduct and to help prevent misconduct on campus. If you are interested in joining STEP, please email titleix@hws.edu.

Contact Us

Safety Exit

Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
603 S. Main Street (Lake Level) Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3922
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For assistance after hours and on weekends contact Campus Safety at (315) 781-3333


Susan Lee

Susan Lee
Title IX Coordinator

Katie Stiffler

Katie Stiffler
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Regina Gesicki

Regina Gesicki
Title IX Fellow

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.