Education & Training

Awareness and educational efforts are important aspects of preventing and responding to sexual misconduct incidents that may arise. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators if you would like to schedule training and education regarding sexual misconduct/Title IX for your department, club, residence hall floor, or organization.

Currently, there are a number of educational initiatives that occur on campus. These include the following:

Everfi’s Haven Online Module
Completion of this one-hour online course is required for all new students (undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree program), undergraduate student leaders, and George Fox University employees. The student course helps students to better understand and develop skills around bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, the effects of alcohol, social norms and reporting assaults. The employee online course trains faculty, staff and administrators on topics including understanding social norms, perpetrator behavior, victim blaming, cautions for risk-reduction, reporting offenses, investigative procedures, victim rights, and sexual harassment. The Haven module is available through the MyGFU portal. More information regarding Haven is available at https://everfi.com/higher-education-old/haven/.

Educational Brochures, Flyers, and Posters
  • An educational brochure regarding sexual misconduct is made available to all undergraduate students at the beginning of every semester (and placed in each residence hall room).
  • At the beginning of each academic year, all employees receive an “Orange Folder” that includes materials on reporting and responding to sexual misconduct.
  • Periodic Daily Bruin announcements remind students about reporting and resources available to them.
  • Flyers, posters and other educational documents are posted yearly in prominent locations on campus (Newberg, Portland, and Redmond).

Welcome Weekend
Orientation sessions for new undergraduate and transfer students are designed to educate students about the outlined behaviors, University policies and expectations, and essential reporting and resources.

Self-Defense Workshops
Residence Life offers self-defense workshops on an annual basis on the Newberg Campus.

Annual Review of Policies, Procedures, and Resources
Campus safety precautions and procedures regarding Title IX and sexual misconduct are reviewed annually and appropriate changes are implemented.

Student Leader Training
Assistant Area Coordinators (AACs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are trained annually to respond and assist students in crisis situations and in protocols for emergency response.

Parent Information
Every year, parents of undergraduate students also receive information regarding sexual misconduct and Haven through the Parent Newsletter.

Other Training and Education
In addition to what has already been outlined, the following groups receive annual training and/or education on Title IX and sexual misconduct.

  • Title IX Coordinators and Investigators
  • Athletic Department
  • Student Life Department
  • Security Services
  • Counseling Center Staff
  • New Supervisors