A Message from Project Safe
Vanderbilt University’s Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness module features videos that deal frankly with power-based personal violence (intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, identity-based targeting, and bullying). The videos are designed to be informative and educational.
This series of videos is in response to new obligations on colleges and universities under the Campus Sexual Violence Act (SaVE Act) provision of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) signed into law on March 7, 2013. Since March, a diverse team of campus partners has convened to determine the most effective methods for fulfilling the new educational obligations around issues of power-based personal violence. The videos are an adaptation from the University of Montana’s on-line module and have been modified specifically for Vanderbilt’s community.
Some students may find it challenging to watch this series of videos. If this is the case, please feel free to reach out to Project Safe. Project Safe provides support for students, faculty, and staff who have been affected by any form of power-based personal violence or for those seeking information about how to support someone in such a situation.
Staff working with Project Safe can provide a listening ear, personal support, additional resources and referrals, as well as other assistance as requested. In addition, they can provide consultation and workshops on a variety of related issues. Contact Project Safe at (615) 322-SAFE (7233), or contact the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at 615-322-4843.
What is VU PETSA?
Vanderbilt University’s Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness module is an online tutorial aimed at educating Vanderbilt University’s campus community about power-based personal violence. This module is one part of a multi-faceted approach to violence prevention and education on Vanderbilt’s campus. For more information on how to get involved, please visit Green Dots at Vanderbilt for ongoing opportunities and education or contact the Women’s Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.