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About the Prevention Navigator

 

What is the Prevention Navigator?

The Prevention Navigator is a tool to help you learn more about sexual assault prevention programs in use today, provide feedback on programs, and find the right one for your college. You can search for programs by criteria such as target audience or delivery method, compare programs, and read program reviews written by college administrators and students.

Does RAINN endorse specific programs?

RAINN does not endorse individual programs. Rather, we have created a way to crowdsource the opinions of our users, both administrators and students. We let programs’ reviews speak for themselves.

What types of programs are listed?

The tool currently features national or regional programs that are available to multiple colleges, excluding campus-specific programs. Please contact us if you’d like to recommend a program for inclusion.

How do you tally your ratings?

Each program has two ratings: an Average Student Rating and an Average Administrator Rating. These ratings are compiled by averaging user ratings, recorded on a scale of 1-5.

 

I am a student

 

I’m a program participant; how do I submit a review?

We're always excited to hear from students who participated in their college's program. If you have participated in a prevention program within the last two years, please visit the review page to provide feedback on your experience.

I can’t remember the name of the program I took, but I still want to review it.

All our listed programs can be found on the Review page. You can use the search function on the Prevention Navigator to identify the name of your school's program. Try searching by school name, audience (such as "freshmen”), or delivery method (such as “in-person presentation”). You can also ask an administrator at your college. If you still do not see your program, you can send feedback to help RAINN include your program in the future.

I found a program that I want to bring to my college—what’s the next step?

We suggest that you reach out to the administrator who is responsible for prevention programming on your campus. If you’re not sure who that is, try contacting the Title IX coordinator at your college. You can email them a link to the program you recommend, which will let them read reviews from other students and administrators.

How can I spread the word about the Prevention Navigator?

There are several ways your college can get involved and review a program. A great way is to share the Prevention Navigator on social media. For more ideas, check out our student page.

 

I work for a college

 

I’m an administrator; how do I review a program?

We’re excited you want to share your opinion. You can review a program by selecting the program name.

I found a program that I want to bring to my college—what’s the next step?

We’re glad you found a program that fits your college’s needs. For next steps, please contact the program directly through their program profile.

How can I share this tool?

We encourage you to share the Prevention Navigator with your colleagues and students. Sharing the review page on social media or through email is a great way to get more people involved and encourage program reviews.

 

I represent a prevention program

 

How can I make sure my program’s profile has the most up-to-date information?

We work directly with program representatives to ensure each program’s profile has the most current information available. Once your program is listed, you can make edits by contacting us. If you would like to make an update, and you are not the program profile manager, please let us know.

I’d like to see my program listed on the Prevention Navigator.

We are always looking to grow our program list. If you would like your prevention program listed, please complete and submit the application.

 

Program profiles & reviews

 

I want to report incorrect information about a program.

To report misinformation, select “report misinformation” at the bottom of the program’s profile.

Where do the ratings come from?

Students and college administrators share their experiences by rating programs offered at their college. If you went through a sexual assault prevention program at your college within the last two years, you can review it anonymously.

How do I report a review?

If you think a review doesn’t meet our posting guidelines, you can flag it for our attention by clicking the flag icon next to the review.

 

Troubleshooting

 

I reviewed the wrong program.

Please contact us with the time and date of your review, and the program and college name.

I want to review a program, but it’s not listed.

We are always looking to expand our database of programs. If your college’s program isn’t listed here, please email us.

 

Campus sexual assault

 

I want to do more about campus sexual assault.

There are many ways you can get involved to raise awareness about sexual assault and help make your campus safer. That's why it's so important to reach out to students with accurate information, provide support when they need it, and make them aware of the support available in their area. Check out our Student Activism page to stay informed, and to learn more ways to get involved.

What resources are there for survivors?

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 by phone: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and online chat: online.rainn.org or en Español at rainn.org/es. You also can find resources on your campus, such as your campus’ health center, women’s center, or counseling center.

What is consent?

Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. There are many ways to give consent. Consent doesn’t have to be verbal, but verbally agreeing to different sexual activities can help both you and your partner respect each other’s boundaries.

What is bystander intervention?

You may have heard the term “bystander intervention” to describe a situation where someone who isn’t directly involved steps in to change the outcome. Stepping in may give the person you’re concerned about a chance to get to a safe place or leave the situation. You can take steps to protect someone who may be at risk in a way that fits your comfort level.

How can I play a role in preventing sexual assault?

The key to keeping your friends safe is learning how to intervene in a way that fits the situation and your comfort level. Having this knowledge on hand can give you the confidence to step in when something isn’t right. Stepping in can make all the difference, but it should never put your own safety at risk. 

 

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