Evan Riggs
Office of the Provost

Volunteers needed for Hawk Week Sexual Violence Prevention Program

Fri, 06/03/2022

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC) needs the assistance of dedicated faculty, staff and graduate students to train incoming students to be active bystanders against sexual violence through the Jayhawks Give a Flock bystander intervention program.

With a projected incoming class of more than 4,300 students for the fall 2022 semester, SAPEC is looking for at least 200 facilitators to volunteer their time for one or two sessions per training date at most. SAPEC is willing to work with volunteers to accommodate their scheduling needs. Child care will be made available for facilitators and volunteers through Hilltop for Aug. 20 for children ranging from 18 months to 12 years old.

The addition of a second date is new this year and will focus on serving students going through the Panhellenic recruitment process. Aug. 14 will only be open to women and femme students.

This is the first Jayhawks Give a Flock training since 2019 due to COVID-19. The bystander intervention workshop gives the university the opportunity to change the campus culture and empower its new students to take an active role in preventing sexual assault in their community. This event is part of Hawk Week and is mandatory for all incoming students.

Volunteers and facilitators can sign up for the following shifts:

Sunday, Aug. 14:

  • Session 1: 9-11 a.m.
  • Session 2: Noon-2 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20:

  • Session 1: 9-11 a.m.
  • Session 2: Noon-2 p.m.
  • Session 3: 3-5 p.m.

Individuals who volunteer will receive information about facilitator training sessions via email.

All facilitators will receive a limited-edition Jayhawks Give a Flock shirt, and individuals who volunteer for two or more sessions will receive lunch. Individuals who present three sessions will receive an additional appreciation gift.

SAPEC will provide individual unit trainings for units and departments that have several individuals interested in facilitating. Any individual interested in being a facilitator can express interest by filling out this form or emailing Jaclyn Carpenter, SAPEC program coordinator, at

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