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What We Do | Office of Violence Prevention

Here's what we're doing and how you can help.

How to Get Involved

Healthy Masculinity Cohort (HMC)

Our Healthy Masculinity Cohort is for male-identifying leaders among Athletics and Greek life on campus. HMC provides a space for men on campus to engage in discussions regarding gender-based violence and masculinity with the goal of equipping our male leaders with the knowledge and skills to create a healthier, safer campus community, free of gender-based violence. Are you a male athlete or fraternity member who would like to join the discussion around masculinity and gender-based violence prevention efforts? Contact for more information about the Healthy Masculinity Cohort.


The OVP specializes in many different trainings and presentations that educate on awareness and prevention for Carroll University’s organizations, staff, students and community. If you do not see a workshop about a topic you would like to facilitate, please reach out to the Office of Violence Prevention to request one.

Current Workshops

  • Consent & Rejection
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Stalking & Cyber Security
  • NO Excuses: Bystander Intervention
  • Intro to Healthy Masculinity
  • Relationship Check-In
  • Gender & The Media, Effective Communication (Consent & Other)
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Peer Educator Program

Our peer educators work in collaboration with Carroll’s Office of Multicultural and Global Engagement to deliver our No Excuses curriculum and develop campus initiatives with the goal of gender-based violence prevention. For more information on the Peer Educator program, please contact

Work in Action

No Excuses

No Excuses is Carroll University's bystander intervention program. The platform raises awareness, provides skill building, promotes confidence to act and educates individuals to recognize the continuum of violence. Our goal is to promote a culture where all members are skilled to intervene and help keep our community safe. Watch our series of No Excuses videos!

Speaker Series

Under the Aurora Health Care: Better Together Fund, our office brings speakers to campus during the fall and spring semesters who address topics relating to healthy relationships and gender-based violence. Speakers provide education and skill building opportunity to equip students to be the change the wish to see on campus.

Healthy Relationships Week

At Carroll, we value healthy interpersonal relationships of all kinds and believe that they contribute to a positive overall collegiate experience! Come join us in the Campus Center during Valentine’s Day week to learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships, online dating safety, consent and to create your own DIY Valentines!

The Women's Center

We partner with The Women's Center in Waukesha, located just blocks away from main campus.

Annual Events

Take Back the Night

Since 2009, Carroll University and the Women’s Center have coordinated an event called Take Back the Night where students and staff from Carroll University “take back the night” from being a time associated with violence. Take Back the Night includes speakers and a walk/run intended as a demonstration and direct action against sexual and domestic violence.

Denim Day

For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign, we ask Carroll University students, faculty and staff and community to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on Denim Day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. Learn more about Denim Day at

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