ASC/BUILD: Understanding the Culture Behind Sexual Assault

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
2520D University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
This event is BUILD approved.

This is the first and foundational course of a three workshop series called ASC: Advocating for a Safe Community. The course will help participants understand the societal stereotypes, behaviors and barriers that make up rape culture and will include an introduction to strategies for combating rape culture such as survivor allyship, practicing consent, and bystander intervention, which will be discussed at a deeper level in the two subsequent workshops.

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) certificate is an initiative of the Chief Diversity Office that gives UI faculty and staff the opportunity to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. The certificate is earned by completing one core course and five electives. To learn more about the BUILD initiative and how to enroll visit:

Sign-up is available for employees through Employee Self-Service/My Training. To locate certificate courses search for “BUILD” and a list of eligible courses will appear.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Chief Diversity Office in advance at 353-2388 or by email at