October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Events and programs from the Title IX Working Group

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, SUNY New Paltz’s Title IX Working Group will offer several events and activities for students, faculty, and staff this month to raise awareness of domestic and gender-based violence and to create healthy communities for everyone. 

The full schedule of events can be accessed here, but here are some highlights: 

Facilitated by New Paltz’s Crime Victim Advocate Elena Valencia and members of Oasis/Haven, Navigating Love Languages, Healthy Boundaries, and Emotionally Unsticking Ourselves on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the SUB 62/63, explores the concept of love languages, and how they help define both ourselves and how we relate to others. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or navigating various social dynamics, this interactive event is for you.  

The 11th annual Ulster County Domestic Violence Information Forum will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Center 100 and North Lobby. The forum delves into topics related to domestic violence and prevention, with information on when and where to get help. Local service providers and resources will be present before and after the main event. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register 

There will also be a few enlightening workshops on relationships (Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in SUB 409), breakups (Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in SUB 409), and positive masculinity (Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in SUB 62/63), along with two workshops facilitated by Oasis/Haven which will delve into online dating safety (Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in SUB 62/63) and how to exit an unhealthy relationship (Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in HUM 218). 

State employees can attend free seminars on workplace policies and domestic violence prevention all month long. Click here for the full list of available events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2023 programming is sponsored by the Title IX Working Group, an advisory body to the Title IX office, guiding connections, and collaborations to help identify, develop, and assess ongoing community education and prevention.  

All events and workshops are co-sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs, the University Police Department, the Psychological Counseling Center, Oasis/Haven, and the Ulster County Crime Victims Assistance Program. 

For more information, contact Danielle Strauchler, Title IX Coordinator, at strauchd@newpaltz.edu