November 13, 2018
Communications Staff
PRSM student trainers standing by large presentation screen
From left to right: Kira Findling, Cece Longo, and Eli Presberg Photo credit: Provided by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

On Friday, November 2, 2018, student workers in the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct (PRSM) peer education program presented at the Generation IX Student Summit in Columbus, Ohio.

Fourth-year Kira Findling, third-year Cece Longo, and third-year Eli Presberg spoke about the peer-to-peer consent training they do as PRSM trainers. The students are employed by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to conduct the Title IX instruction that federal regulation requires of all campuses. The trio spoke about the importance of peer education and presented exercises they do with first-year students for consent and bystander intervention trainings.

Reflecting on the significance of the group’s participation in the summit, Findling says, “I find it so fulfilling and important to talk about peer education around consent and the prevention of sexualized violence. I'm very proud of the work PRSM does on campus and felt honored to be able to bring that out into the world and share it with other Ohio students.”

The PRSM program ensures that each first-year or new student attends two, two-hour consent workshops led by peer trainers. The program is designed and written collaboratively by students and the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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