Programs and Services

Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support (SAVES) offers programs and services to aid and educate the Radford University community in areas such as substance abuse, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and bystander intervention.

Programs and Services

  • RU Aware:Education and counseling for Radford University drug and alcohol policy violations.
  • SHAC/Peer Educators: The Student Health Awareness Club (SHAC) Peer Educators is a group of students dedicated to raising awareness about student health issues that sponsors campus-wide awareness events and educational programs. 
  • Educational resources: This link will help you find information relative to the topics of substance abuse, sexual assault, dating violence and other student health issues.
  • LiveWell: LiveWell is an ongoing media campaign dedicated to fostering a healthy campus community by providing accurate information on health-related behaviors and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Educational Programs/Classroom Presentations: Programs available on topics of bystander intervention, sexual violence issues (consent, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking), and alcohol and other drug use. See below for descriptions of available programs and to request a program.

** For all programs, please submit request forms minimum 2 weeks prior to the desired program date.

Step-Up: Bystander Intervention:

This presentation looks at and explains bystander intervention. It provides intervention strategies that any student can use to intervene safely, timely, and effectively. It also goes through the decision making process for intervention and concludes with scenario discussions and resources. Presentation includes videos and in-class discussion. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Step Up: Sexual Assault:

This presentation looks at and explains bystander intervention in the context of sexual assault. Explains the definition of sexual assault and consent in wya s that relate to students. The presentation gives intervention strategies and tips for helping survivors of sexual assualt. This presentation includes videos that may contain triggering material. It concludes with resources both on and off campus for students. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Step Up: Hazing:

This presentation looks at and explains bystander intervention in the context of hazing. Includes the definition, types, and prevalence of hazing on college campuses. It addresses the decision-making process students' work through when talking about hazing and starts a conversation about what is hazing and how it can be handled. The presentation includes videos and concludes with resources for students. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Check Yes or No: Consent and Sexual Assault:

This presentation answers the questions, "What is consent?" and "What is sexual assault?" Includes the prevalence of sexual assualt in general and on college campuses. This presentation also includes tips on how to help a survivor of sexual assault and concludes with confidential and non-confidential resources both on and off campus. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Consent: As Easy As "Pizza Pie" :

This presentation starts with an activity that explains and provides a conversation about consent. It provides statistics regarding sexual assault. The presentation explains factors that influence consent such as alcohol and drugs. It includes tips on how to help survivors of sexual assault and concludes with resources for students. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Relationship Road:

This presentation creates a conversation about healthy versus unhealthy relationships. It provides statistical information on relationships. It also provides warning signs of unhealthy relationships and discusses the concept of consent within a relationship. This presentation concludes with scenarios for class discussion and resources. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Where the Line Gets Buzzed: Alcohol, Drugs, and Consent:

This presentation looks at the effects of alcohol and drugs on consent. Gives some information on commonly used legal and illegal substances. It proved information on sexual assualt and consent. This presentation concludes with scenarios for class discussion and resources. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Seduction or Stalking: What to Know:

This presentation explains and defines stalking and cyberstalking. It proves statistics and facts about the prevalence of stalking. IT creates a conversation about how to support someone who is experiencing/has experienced stalking or cyberstalking. This presentation concludes with scenarios for in class discussion and resources. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

What is SAVES and What Do They Do:

This presentation is an introduction to SAVES and the services provided. IT will explore the services and programs offered for sexual assault prevention and awareness as well as substance use. This presentatin offers resources that are available for students and discuss ways that students can be invovled. Minimum time needed for presentation is 50 minutes while the maximum time needed for presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) :

TIPS for the University is a three- hour intervention that provides students with the knowledge and confidence necessary to reduce high-risk drinking behavior among their peers. This presentation helps students develop intervention techniques appropriate to their campuses. All sessions are taught by certified TIPS trainers, using video and printed materials to facilitate discussion of the course content. This program requires minimum 3 hours to complete.

 

** For all programs, please submit request forms minimum 2 weeks prior to the desired program date.