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Some topics are hard to grasp. That’s why we’re here to lend a hand. 

We don’t like to brag, but we do consider ourselves experts on a variety of topics, including health and wellness, leadership, various university policies, and sexual assault resources and prevention. That’s why we're happy to bring the information to you, your student organization, or your class. Our presentations, some of which can be customized to fit your needs, are offered for free throughout the school year.

Depending on the presentation, you'll learn from the Division of Student Affairs’ professional staff, trained student educators, or a combination of the two. No matter what, we’re confident you’ll walk away having obtained new skills in a fun and engaging way, and you’ll feel accomplished and ready to take the next steps toward a lifetime of success.

Please request presentations at least three weeks in advance so that we can be sure we meet your needs.

Civil Discourse (30 minutes)

  • Civil discourse is a key component of political engagement. You’ll learn about key issues related to local and national government, the impact you have when you vote, and what is required to institute change in an organization. 

Building a Culture of Change (60 minutes)

  • At times, groups can become comfortable in the status quo and think it is enough to be a functioning organization. Learn how to create a unified force and have your group shift toward positive and impactful change.

Experience IUPUI (25–30 minutes)

  • There’s so much to do at IUPUI, but how do you get started? This presentation helps you understand what involvement at IUPUI looks like and why it’s so important to your academic, professional, and personal success. We’ll teach you about our greatest campus traditions and how to use The Spot. And you’ll still have time for a Q&A session.

Guiding Members Toward Engagement (60 minutes)

  • With varying degrees of involvement in an organization, it is important to analyze how each member is contributing. This presentation provides tangible solutions to sparking interest across an organization to improve group productivity.

How to Vote (30- 45 minutes)

  • Learn about the processes that are encompassed in voting. This presentation covers topics such as: researching issues and candidates, voter registration deadlines, voting in-person and mailing in your ballot.

Inclusive Leadership for Teams (60 Minutes)

  • Our staff and functional area employ leadership from an inclusive lens. Find out how inclusivity can benefit your student group and empower members beyond positional leadership.

Indianapolis Public Transit (30 minutes)

  • Public transportation is often avoided because of a lack of knowledge and fear of embarrassment. This topic breaks down how to use public transportation throughout the city.

Understanding Government (30 - 45 minutes)

  • Refresh on what parts make up our federal and local government. Learn about the responsibilities of elected officials throughout the multiple levels of government (federal, state, and local).

Alcohol Awareness (50–75 minutes)

  • Think alcohol runs rampant on college campuses? Everyone drinks, right? Think again. As part of this presentation, you’ll learn about alcohol use at IUPUI and in the larger society. You’ll come away understanding the presence of drinking on campus as well as the reasons people do and do not choose to drink. And if you’ve ever wondered what about blood alcohol content (BAC) and what exactly is considered a standard drink, we’ll answer those questions, too. 

Healthy Eating and Nutrition (50–75 minutes)

  • Take a bite out of your college experience! This interactive presentation provides you with helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate both on- and off-campus dining. You’ll also learn how to identify nutritious snacks and navigate the grocery store, and learn how healthy eating looks different for each person.

Sexual Health (50–75 minutes)

  • Let’s talk about sex! This interactive presentation provides you with a greater understanding of sexual pleasure, safer sex practices, and contraception methods. An overview of sexual health preventative care, including STI testing locations, and resources at IUPUI is also included.

Mindfulness (60–90 minutes)

  • Mindfulness practice is a proven method to manage stress, improve concentration, and practice compassion. In this presentation, you’ll develop a basic understanding of mindfulness. Brief experiential practices will help you to deepen that understanding and put you on the path to improved self-care.

QPR© Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training (60–90 minutes)

  • QPR—Question, Persuade, and Refer—is three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. When you train in QPR, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide so you can ask the question, persuade someone to live, and refer them to get professional help.

Recognizing and Responding to Mental Health Concerns (60–90 minutes) 

  • Understanding mental health and its importance is increasing, but we still have far to go. As we work to reduce the stigma around mental health concerns, we offer this presentation to help you identify their common symptoms. You’ll also learn how to respond knowledgeably to individuals in a supportive way and to refer them to appropriate resources for additional help.

Stress and Time Management (50–75 minutes)

  • College brings new and heightened stressors. Let’s bust some stress away! This interactive presentation provides you an overview about what stress is, how it effects the body, and ways of coping. You will also learn about time management tools like The Eisenhower Matrix and how those tools can help you prioritize tasks.

Working with Individuals in Distress (90–120 minutes) 

  • Distress can take many forms, so you’ll learn how to identify common signs of individuals in need of help. We’ll also teach you strategies for offering support and de-escalation techniques. And because you can’t be expected to solve every problem, you’ll learn how to connect the person with appropriate resources.

The S Word (90–120 minutes)

  • The S Word sheds light on suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and second leading cause of death for individuals ages 15-24. The film documents the stories of suicide survivors and highlights their unguarded courage, insight, and humor. The provided screening is followed by a discussion facilitated by CAPS staff. Consultation with the Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Services Yves Ambroise is required prior to scheduling a screening. Given the content, this presentation is only available to pre-existing groups (e.g., departmental units, student peer mentors/advisors/leaders, student organizations or clubs) that meet regularly to allow for debriefing or follow-ups.

Mental Health and Resiliency (50–75 minutes)

  • Life’s tough, and so are you. This session provides you an overview of common mental health concerns for college students, increases your awareness of your ability to handle stress and challenges, and helps you identify skills to build your resilience.

Bystander Intervention: Preventing Sexual Violence and Interpersonal Violence (90 min)

  • The Bystander Intervention program is primarily designed to increase students’ ability to identify and take action in situations where intervention may prevent harm to others and result in meaningful change. The presentation will explore personal and systemic barriers toward intervention and will provide students with examples and strategies for safe interventions.

Consent 101 (60-75 min)

  • This presentation will allow participants to explore their understanding of consent to physical contact/intimacy and practice skills around communicating consent and non-consent. Participants will also briefly explore elements of identities and intersectionality and the impact on consent conversations.

Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It. (75-90 min)

  • This brief workshop will, with the aid of media clips, help students to recognize stalking and its impacts, develop plans for safety, and provide support if someone they know is experiencing stalking.

IPV Safety Planning 101 (60-75 min)

  • This presentation is designed to: introduce participants to the purpose of a safety plan for someone in an unsafe situation; build participants’ competence and comfort sharing concerns and supporting friends in unhealthy/abusive relationships; and explore how participants may set and maintain interpersonal boundaries in order to care for themselves and others.

Boundaries and Healthy Relationships (75 min)

  • This presentation is meant to educate participants about healthy relationships, explore examples of how personal boundaries and consent contribute to the “health” of a relationship, and provide opportunities for participants to learn boundary-setting skills and practice assertive communication techniques in service of those boundaries.

Online Dating Safety (60-75 min)

  • This interactive presentation is designed to help students increase self-awareness around online dating, gain skills to communicate expectations and establish personal boundaries, identify red flags, and develop a safety plan for online dating interactions.

Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment (75 min)

  • This presentation will help participants become more aware of trauma and its impact, learn core principles of trauma-informed practices, decrease the likelihood of re-traumatization, and increase awareness of the impact of indirect exposure to trauma. This training is ideal for student leaders, faculty, and staff.

Unbelievable (75 min)

  • Using clips from the Netflix miniseries “Unbelievable,” participants will discuss and consider how survivors of sexual assault may feel and react in the aftermath of an assault and explore the different ways that engagement with law enforcement may impact survivors. Participants will also explore the different ways they can offer support where someone discloses experiencing sexual misconduct.

Responding to a report of Sexual Misconduct (60-75 min)

  • Participants will gain clarity about the roles of confidential employees versus responsible employees and their differing reporting obligations under the UA-03 Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Participants will also learn and practice skills in responding when someone discloses experiencing sexual misconduct, offering support, and connecting them to campus and community resources. This presentation is ideal for student leaders, student mentors, faculty and staff.

Other: IPV Advocacy and Support Programming (45-60 min)

  • If you want to: learn more about advocacy services and resources available for students who have experienced sexual misconduct, community and campus resources, and reporting options; have a Q&A session about matters related to sexual misconduct; or have an educational program about related topics, we can work with you to meet your groups educational goals. Submit this request and we will follow up to plan your specific program.

8 Dimensions of Wellness (50–75 minutes)

  • Find a balance in all of your areas of wellness. In this interactive program, you will explore the eight dimensions of wellness (social, occupational, physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and environmental), learn tips to incorporate wellness into your life as a college student, and learn about campus health and wellness resources.

Healthy Relationships (60 minutes)

  • Even couples who are “relationships goals” work hard to keep their relationship healthy. In this presentation, you will build your relationships goals, discuss interpersonal skills for how to maintain healthy relationships with your family, friends, partners, and peers; identify unhealthy behaviors in intimate relationships; and learn about related resources.

Know the Code Overview (50 minutes)

  • You read the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct when you enrolled at IUPUI. Now with this presentation, we’ll help you understand those rights and responsibilities. You’ll also learn to assess the choices you make every day and identify the consequences of your decisions, particularly those related to academic or personal misconduct, before you act. As a result of the Know the Code presentation, you’ll be able to recognize and act as a civil member of the IUPUI community.

Know the Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct Policy (45–60 minutes)

  • This presentation will help you understand how the university strives to keep our community free of harassment and discrimination through upholding the IU Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct Policy UA-03. You’ll learn what the policy covers, where to seek resources and support, how to report incidents, and how the university will respond. For faculty and staff, the presentation will also cover your obligations to report information shared with you.

Office of Student Conduct Related Topic (45–90 minutes)

  • If you have ever wanted to learn more about what Student Conduct staff do, the difference between personal and organization misconduct, the conduct process, hosting a training, a Q&A session between your group and student conduct staff, or a different conduct-related topic, we can work with you to meet your group’s educational goal. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, a student organization, or faculty or staff, you can submit this request and an OSC staff member will reach out to you to plan for your conduct-specific program.

Know Your Student Wellness Benefits (15–20 minutes)

  • Get a crash course in all things health and wellness related at IUPUI! This interactive presentation connects you with the Student Wellness Directory and gives an overview of all the resources available to IUPUI students, many of them free. You will also learn how to get involved in wellness programs and events so you can be JagWELL.  

Tailor your own workshop

Many of our units offer customized presentations based on your needs and on topics not listed above. Contact our professional staff directly to find out if they are available for a unique training just for your group.