Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Mines is dedicated to educating our community, including students, staff, and faculty members, about the prevalence and impact of sexual violence, how we can better support and believe survivors, and how we can all be better community members.

Someone I Love Workshop

Someone I Love is facilitated by the Blue Bench. The three hour workshop focuses on understanding trauma, helping a loved one, and providing self-care to the secondary survivor of sexual assault. The workshop is designed for partners, friends, and family members of survivors.

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: TBD


  • Title IX Office
  • Blue Bench

Breaking Silence

Breaking Silence is a nonprofit that engages and inspires communities to take action and recognize their responsibility for the impact interpersonal violence (IPV) has on our culture. The organization is committed to promoting empathy, healing and open dialogue through a traveling interactive exhibit in which the stories of survivors are brought to life with chilling realism.

The exhibit takes approximately 20-30 minutes to walk through. There will also be victim advocates at the end to help process.

You can find additional information on the website ( and YouTube channel (Breaking Silence: Exhibit Video).

Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, September 20: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday, September 21: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Friday, September 22: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Student Center, Ballrooms A & B


  • Title IX Office
  • SAAVE (Student Advocates Against Violence and for Education)
  • CSM 101

Its on Us

In the spring of 2015, a group of students, faculty, and staff got together to make an It’s On Us video unique to our Oredigger community. You can view the video by visiting the Mines It’s On Us website.


Follow Efforts on social media:


Twitter: @MinesPreventsSV


Past Programming

Click here to see programming from 2016.

Click here to see programming from 2017.